By Company (Selex)

April 2016

February 2016

October 2015

Northrop Grumman Wins CIRCM AwardPREMIUM

And a Big Win for Selex ES MCT FPAs

August 2015

July 2015

Selex ES Makes Big Push in Airborne IRSTPREMIUM

 Selex ES Makes Big Push in Airborne IRST

April 2015

Selex ES Moves MOVPE MCT to 8 Micron PixelsPREMIUM

Develops HOT MWIR Software-based Core


December 2014

Company BriefsPREMIUM


September 2014

August 2014

Company BriefsPREMIUM


October 2013

July 2013

December 2012

November 2012

July 2012

Company BriefsPREMIUM


December 2011

November 2011

August 2011

February 2011

September 2010

June 2010

December 2009

Company BriefsPREMIUM


October 2009

Company BriefsPREMIUM


August 2009

June 2009


Groups Worldwide Vie to Operate Their Cooled FPAs “Less Cool”

April 2009

Company BriefsPREMIUM


January 2009

Selex Galileo Makes New Advances with its MOVPE ProcessPREMIUM

Obtaining High Yield with Mercury Cadmium Telluride

August 2008

June 2008

Finmeccanica to Acquire DRSPREMIUM

Finmeccanica S.p.A. (Italy) has agreed to acquire DRS Technologies for $5.2 billion in cash.

March 2008

UK 3rdGen Albion Program Goes into Phase 2PREMIUM

The UK’s Albion program for developing 3rd Gen FPAs has gone into Phase 2 with the award by the UK MOD of a £5.8 million (approximately $10.6 million) three-year contract to prime contractor Selex Sensors and Airborne Systems.

December 2007

British Dual-Band FPAsPREMIUM

The fabrication of mercury cadmium telluride (MCT) FPAs by MOVPE (Metal Organic Vapor Phase Epitaxy) continues to make rapid progress. Most recently, both Selex Sensors & Airborne Systems, S&AS and QinetiQ have achieved new performance levels with dual-band (MW/LW) FPAs.

May 2007

Selex’ Bet on MOVPE MVT FPAs Continues to Pay OffPREMIUM

Selex Sensors & Airborne Systems, S&AS is continuing to make rapid progress with its process for making mercury cadmium telluride (MCT) FPAs by MOVPE (Metal Organic Vapor Phase Epitaxy) on GaAs substrates. The MOVPE fabrication process, which is being supported by the UK’s 3rd Gen Albion program, has become a viable method for making MCT FPAs with good yield on relatively large substrates.

April 2007

September 2006

Selex MCT/GaAs Process goes into Production for Large Format LWIRPREMIUM

SELEX Sensors & Airborne Systems has moved its mercury cadmium telluride (MCT) grown by MOVPE (Metal Organic Vapor Phase Epitaxy) on low-cost GaAs substrates into production. The company is now producing 640 x 480 LWIR FPAs - dubbed “Eagle LW”- with a cut-off wavelength of 9.7µm.

July 2006

European Future Soldier SystemsPREMIUM

Infrared sights for future soldier systems in several European countries are moving ahead rapidly after initially being delayed due to the lack of available uncooled focal plane arrays.

June 2006

UK Albion ProgramPREMIUM

SELEX Sensors & Airborne Systems is moving ahead in the UK’s Albion program for the development of 3rd Gen FPAs based on mercury cadmium telluride (MCT) FPAs grown by MOVPE (Metal Organic Vapor Phase Epitaxy). After experimenting with both GaAs and GaAs:Si (GaAs on silicon) substrates, researchers have settled on the GaAs substrates because of the lower defect levels and the better stability of defect levels at storage temperatures to 100ºC.