GA-ASI, Leonardo to integrate Seaspray radar onto SeaGuardian UAV

GA-ASI, Leonardo to integrate Seaspray radar onto SeaGuardian UAV – link

Source: Jane’s

Article Headlines
  • GA-ASI is to integrate the Leonardo Seaspray 7500E V2 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar onto its MQ-9B SeaGuardian UAV, the manufacturer announced on 18 January
  • The two companies are currently working to fit the radar into the centreline pod of the SeaGuardian, which is the maritime-specific variant of the SkyGuardian UAV that is also known in the United Kingdom as Protector
  • As noted by GA-ASI, SeaGuardian already has a multimode maritime surface-search radar with inverse synthetic aperture radar (ISAR) imaging mode, an Automatic Identification System (AIS) receiver, and a Wescam MX-20 high-definition electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) sensor
  • “This sensor suite, augmented by automatic track correlation and anomaly-detection algorithms, enables real-time detection and identification of surface vessels over thousands of square nautical miles,” the company said, adding that Leonardo’s patented small-target detection capability enables the radar to spot extremely difficult targets, such as submarine periscopes and shipwrecked individuals, at long range and in very stormy seas
  • “A key discriminator of Leonardo’s [AESA] radars is their high reliability and fault tolerance that allows effective operation throughout a mission even if a number of individual radar modules fail.”
Overview & Comments
Share the article
Share on linkedin
Share on twitter
Share on email
Share on whatsapp
Share on telegram
Contact Us

And find how our services can benefit your company

Latest articles