Osprey 50 radar flies for the first time
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.
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