Leonardo to Supply Meteorological Radars to Australia's Bureau of Meteorology

Leonardo, a leading provider of radars for military and commercial applications in Europe has been awarded a major contract by the Bureau of Meteorology to deliver state-of-the-art meteorological radars in Australia. In the long-awaited tender, the Bureau of Meteorology called for quotations for C- and S-Band radar systems and selected Selex ES GmbH, Leonardo's German subsidiary as the sole supplier of new meteorological radars for the coming years following a detailed scrutiny of the technical offers. The deed of supply has an initial term of four years and includes the option to be extended to up to 10 years.

The Bureau of Meteorology currently operates 62 meteorological radars in its country-wide network. It intends to gradually replace these systems throughout the life of the framework contract and will use state-of-the-art C- and S-Band radar systems manufactured by Leonardo in Neuss (Germany).

The Bureau of Meteorology is Australia's national weather, climate and water agency. Its expertise and services assist Australians in dealing with the harsh realities of their natural environment, including drought, floods, fires, storms, tsunami and tropical cyclones. Through regular forecasts, warnings, monitoring and advice spanning the Australian region and Antarctic territory, the Bureau provides one of the most fundamental and widely used services of government.

Leonardo is the technology leader in weather radar systems worldwide, providing best-in-class systems in C, S and X Band. Over the past 20 years, more than 400 of the company’s high-end Gematronik METEOR product line have been put into operation for leading meteorological service providers in over 80 countries, including on every continent.