The engineering and technology group SENER is exhibiting some of its recent projects in the defence and security sector.
Among them are: the programme to extend the life of the Spanish Navy AB212 helicopters, the SMU unit of the Saab RBS 70 NG system or the future refurbishment programme of HOT missiles.
In the field of defence and security, SENER has over 40 years of experience in the supply of equipment, systems integration and engineering services, and its main business is the engineering and production of mechatronics and guidance, navigation and control systems (GNC), as well as ISR systems.
SENER is exhibiting recent contracts as the modernisation programme of the seven helicopters Agusta Bell 212 of the Spanish Navy, signed in December 2011.This programme will extend the operating life of the AB212 at least 15 years by integrating new avionics and communications equipment, upgrading the flight and aerial navigation systems to current standards and incorporating new abilities for monitoring maritime areas.
This new contract confirms SENER position as an international centre of excellence in the development of integration solutions for defense equipment or systems, including support to the entire life cycle; products that normally already exist in the market, but need to be adjusted or ‘customized’ to different customer requirements, including the Spanish MoD. In this context, SENER is a partner in Spain’s industrial and technological major European companies to promote and adapt different systems to the Spanish needs, such as the Lightweight Torpedo MU-90, VTOL UAV system or Camcopter S-100 (Schiebel), among others.
The participation of SENER will also include the RBS 70 NG system, the new generation of the VSHORAD (Very SHOrt-Range Air Defense) system RBS 70, originally developed by Saab Dynamics in the 70s which uses a laser beam to guide to lead the missile to the target. In this programme, SENER is the design authority and sole supplier of one of the key pieces of equipment of the sight, the SMU (Stabilized Mirror Unit). This unit has two main functions: on the one hand, to direct the laser beam according to the commands received from the sight and, on the other, to keep the laser beam stabilized in the presence of other external sources of movement.
Similarly, SENER will show its approach to the HOT programme, in which the company will carry out a full-service refurbishment of such missiles, and it will also present the HVAC project (Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning), an efficient and powerful climate control system for tanks, which improves the performance in desert environments; as well as SAGEOS, a program in the Security field to develop a high performance electro-optical sensor for aerial surveillance.
Along with these recent contracts, SENER is exhibiting its capacities as design authority of missile programmes like METEOR, IRIS-T (AA and SL), and its works in programs such as NSM and TAURUS KEPD 350.
SENER is a European centre of excellence in design, development, production, integration, tests and logistics support of actuation and control systems for the aerospace industry, a field where the company has over 25 years of experience; SENER develops and produces solutions for fins control, locking and deployment, seekers and vector control for missiles and other guided systems, and participates in several major European programs for clients such as the Spanish MoD, the Spanish Navy, the Spanish Air Force, the Spanish Civil Guard, MBDA-UK, ZEISS, DIEHL BGT Defence, TAURUS Systems GmbH, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, and Oto Melara, among others.