Selex Communications, a global provider of advanced communications, navigation and identification solutions, is to launch its new superyacht business – Yacht Technologies – at the 2009 Monaco Yacht Show in September.

The new company will offer superyacht and megayacht owners a range of integrated products to meet their navigation, communication, security and entertainment needs, with a worldwide aftersales service. The company will also provide a project management service for new-build and refit projects.

“Selex Communications has an impressive heritage that stretches back as far as the first marine radio, therefore we’re well positioned to offer an unrivalled service to superyacht owners based on years of experience, advanced technical capability and service excellence,” says John Hodder, head of Yacht Technologies.

Selex Communications is part of Italy’s Finmeccanica Group, one of the largest electronics and communications groups in the world employing 73,000 people across 400 sites in the aerospace, defence and security sectors. The company has been providing advanced marine technologies to military and professional clients for more than a century.