Il navigatore. Vita nomade di Carlo Calosi
The second volume of the series dedicated to some of the names in the "Finmeccanica world" who have played a central role in the industrial and technological development of the country, is dedicated to the life of Carlo Calosi, known as "the Fermi of Italian electronics". Much of his life, in fact, coincides with the story of the development of electronics in Italy: born in 1905, during the Second World War he designed the best maritime torpedo on the market for the Italian Navy. Having fled to America after the armistice, he worked with the American secret services to create a countermeasure to his own invention. Back in Italy in the ‘Fifties, his experiences led him to set up first Microlambda and then Selenia, so contributing to Italian engineering making huge leaps forward in the fields of radar, missiles and satellites, as demonstrated by the delivery to the U.S. Navy in 1952 of the first battery of six radars completely made in Microlambda plants. The volume was presented in April 2009 on the occasion of the inauguration of the Radar Museum at the industrial site of Selex ES in Fusaro (Naples), named after Carlo Calosi.