Selex achieves first sale of new radar for UAVs

Selex Sensors and Airborne Systems have secured the first order for its PicoSAR lightweight airborne ground surveillance radar

The order, described as 'important', is from an unnamed North European country, and delivery will take place shortly. Selex expects PicoSAR to become a key part of its active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar family, and says that discussions are under way with various potential customers around the world for further orders.

PicoSAR was specifically developed to be a lightweight, compact AESA radar for small airborne platforms, such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and helicopters. It is a synthetic aperture radar that provides high resolution stand-off ground mapping and Ground Moving Target Indication in all weather conditions.

Bob Mason, executive vice president, radar and advanced targeting at Selex S&AS, said: "This important contract demonstrates that our product development is very much on track and meets evolving market needs."

Image: The Picosar ground surveillance radar

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