GA-ASI press release
“The benefits of this Maritime Patrol Radar (MPR) in the complex littoral and maritime Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) environment will add world-class situational awareness for our RPA.”
Robert Schoeffling, GA-ASI Vice President of International Strategic Development
Designed and manufactured in Edinburgh, UK, the Leonardo 7500E V2 radar is the latest variant of the highly successful Seaspray Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar family, featuring updated processor and receiver technology to meet the evolving demands of the ISR mission set. The 7500E V2 is the largest and most capable Seaspray AESA radar and enhances the operationally proven 7500E.
The Seaspray greatly enhances the capabilities of GA-ASI RPA and builds on the already close working partnership between GA-ASI and Leonardo.
“GA-ASI are an important partner and I’m delighted to see our joint projects generating interest in the market. Seaspray’s long-range, wide-area maritime and ground surveillance capability makes it an ideal fit for the MQ-9A and MQ-9B. The V2 offers significant range increases for certain critical modes, improved maritime detection and the ability to handle a high number of targets, while improving on its already-capable over-land mode suite.”
Tony Innes, VP Sales, Radar and Advanced Targeting at Leonardo
About Sea Spray 7500E V2 radar
The 7500E V2 radar is the new variant of the Seaspray Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar family, featuring updated processor and receiver technology to meet the evolving demands of the ISR mission set.
7500E V2 is the largest and most capable Sea Spray AESA radar and enhances the operationally proven 7500E. A comprehensive suite of air, sea, and land surveillance and imaging modes equips platforms with enhanced multi-domain capabilities.
The ability to rapidly interleave modes enables effective operation in the most complex environments including littoral scenarios. The AESA radar-equipped platform is becoming the Force Commander’s ISR asset of choice.
The improved Seaspray 7500E V2 radar modes are implemented in software within the enhanced V2 radar processor. New developments to GMTI, Spot/Strip SAR, ISAR and Air-Surveillance modes provide true multidomain capability, including exceptional detection performance of small maritime targets in high clutter environments. Processor enhancements allow for a significant increase in the number of targets tracked over previous variants, whilst supporting both automatic and manual track initiation.
› Frequency: X Band
› Scan coverage: 360°
› Maximum range: 320 NM
› Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF): 2,000 hours
› Interfaces: Ethernet, ARINC 429 and 708
› Positioning: IMU, GPS, AIS built-in
› Track While Scan: Automatic
› Mode Interleaving: Simultaneous dual-mode operation
› Spot SAR: High-resolution ground mapping
› Strip SAR: High-resolution large image ground mapping, Oil
› Moving Target Detection: GMTI, Air Surveillance