Leonardo's AESA radar to be installed in French Army's UAV

ROME. Safran Electronics & Defense selected Leonardo's PicoSAR active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar for the French Army's Patroller unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The radars will be used by the French Forces under a contract in which Leonardo will provide a number of radars and spares. First deliveries are expected in 2017.

Compliant with the needs of the French Army, PicoSAR will be used to detect moving land-based targets and collect imagery of the ground with the use of the sensor’s (SAR) mode. PicoSAR is able to produce SAR imagery in both ‘strip’ and ‘spot’ modes, as well as collecting ground moving target indication (GMTI) data.

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