SELEX Galileo, a Finmeccanica Company, has signed an agreement to provide electronic warfare (EW) training for Greek Army technicians and flight crew operating out of the Hellenic Army Aviation base at Megara.

Following the comprehensive six-month training programme SELEX Galileo will field personnel to support Hellenic Army crews on-site at the base in Megara.

The training will be delivered at SELEX Galileo’s purpose-built EW Operational Support centre in Lincoln, UK. This success story follows the recent contract award by the UK MoD that will see UK Air Warfare Centre personnel trained at the same facility for up to four years.The contract follows the Greek acquisition in 2003 of SELEX Galileo’s Helicopter Integrated Defensive Aid Suite (HIDAS) for the Army’s Apache helicopters.

The training will allow Greek crews to get the most out of HIDAS, giving them the skills they need to programme the system to effectively defend against modern threats and new challenges as they emerge in the future.

"We are delighted to welcome the Greek Army to our world class EWOS Facility in Lincoln. Training is a critical element of the complete EWOS lifecycle and by delivering a comprehensive six-month programme we can ensure the Greek Army is able to fully release the true capability of their EW Systems," said Ramie Smith, SELEX Galileo’s Vice President, Electronic Warfare Operational Support, who continued: "At SELEX Galileo we are wholeheartedly committed to transforming mission data into a mission advantage for our end users. With the Greek Army we are working alongside a very demanding customer who understands the criticality of SELEX Galileo’s integrated EWOS solution."

Training will be carried out for six months, beginning at the end of January 2012 and SELEX Galileo field service personnel will support the Hellenic Army at Megara for six months following the training.