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Indonesian CN-235 MPA using SAGE

9th November 2016 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The Indonesian Air Force’s CN-235 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) is now using the Leonardo-Finmeccanica SAGE Electronic Support Measures (ESM) system, the company announced on 4 November.

The SAGE sensor will be used for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, providing information on the location of radio frequency emitters such as surface-to-air missile fire-control radars from a single aircraft, in order to enhance situational awareness.

SAGE was installed on the CN-235 during modification work on the aircraft during 2016. Integrated with the aircraft’s tactical mission system and flight tested, the Indonesian Air Force is operating the aircraft in the maritime environment. 

SAGE is already in use with the Republic of Korea as part of a package of electronic warfare equipment for the country’s Maritime Operational Helicopter programme and will also enter service on the AW159 helicopter in Brazilian Navy service in 2017. In October 2016, SAGE was demonstrated on the Leonardo Helicopters SW4-Solo Optionally-Piloted helicopter and the Schiebel S-100 Camcopter UAS during the Royal Navy’s Unmanned Warrior exercise in the UK. 

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