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Osprey 50 radar flies for the first time

2nd January 2020 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Leonardo has carried out the first flight trials of its Osprey 50 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar.

The flight trials were carried out in support of production for a strategic ISR platform and Collins Aerospace's Tactical Synthetic Aperture Radar (TacSAR) reconnaissance system. 

Osprey 50 is a new, larger-aperture variant of Leonardo’s Osprey surveillance radar designed for overland, maritime and air-to-air surveillance missions. With no moving parts, the radar can be installed on platforms that cannot house a rotating antenna. 

Osprey 50 builds on Osprey 30 model which is available in fixed-panel and gimballed variants and is installed on the US Navy MQ-8C Firescout and the Norwegian AW101 SAR helicopter.

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