Leonardo to supply PicoSAR radar system for North African S-100 Camcopters
Global defence and aerospace equipment manufacturer Leonardo said it has been contracted by Austrian aerospace company Schiebel Corporation to supply the PicoSAR active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar surveillance system to equip units of the Campcopter S-100 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) being provided to an unnamed North African customer.
In a statement released on February 28, Leonardo said once fitted on the camcopters, the North African country will deploy the PicoSAR radars to support border security and counter-terrorism surveillance missions. No information was given on the size of the order, but all units will be delivered by the end of 2017.
The PicoSAR radar package is a small and lightweight unit which is better suited for use in unmanned vehicles and systems. It is suitable for missions over both land and sea.
Designed and manufactured in the UK, the radar is operated by more than 10 airforces in Oceania, the Far East, the Middle East, Europe, North Africa, North America and South America.