Leonardo to deliver its AESA surveillance radars to Bangladesh navy

ROME, Italy. RUAG Aviation officials selected Leonardo to deliver its Seaspray 5000E Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radars for the two new production model Dornier 228 multirole aircraft, recently ordered by the Bangladesh navy.

The new aircraft will be used to help monitor and protect Bangladesh’s 120,000 square kilometres of maritime territorial area and exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

Seaspray, which can detect small targets in rough seas, will be used by the Bangladesh to conduct anti-smuggling and anti-pollution missions and for the prevention of illegal fishing and migration.

Because the is particularly suited to search-and-rescue tasks, the new Seaspray-equipped multirole aircraft will also be able to help protect the lives of sailors during natural disasters. This is of particular importance to the Bangladesh navy as the Bay of Bengal is prone to cyclones and hurricanes.

The radars will be delivered in 2018.

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