Osprey is a low size, weight and power (SWaP) radar system, offered with a range of antenna sizes that may include up to four fixed antennas, depending on the azimuth coverage requirement, and which leave the belly of the aircraft free for operation to and from unprepared surfaces; or for other antennas, sensors or weapon systems.
Osprey multi-mode surveillance radar provides second generation Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) surveillance capability as the primary sensor on airborne assets to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
Osprey AESA radars are at a high technology readiness level (TRL) and are in production for fixed and rotary wing applications. Osprey’s forerunners, the mechanically scanned (M-Scan) and first generation AESA Seaspray radars have been delivering a high performance surveillance capability to armed forces and paramilitary users for more than 45 years. Osprey brings together wide azimuth and elevation electronically scanned (E-Scan) fixed antenna(s) with a compact state-of-the-art Processor and multi-channel Receiver.
› Class-leading maritime surveillance capability
› AESA-enabled small target mode (STM)
› Very high resolution, wide swath SAR Mapping
› Small radar cross section (RCS), low minimum detectable velocity (MDV) multi-channel moving target indication (MTI)
› Air-to-Air surveillance, track and intercept
› Instantaneous multiple mode interleaving
› Difficult target detection from high altitude
› High reliability for persistent operations
› Flexible configuration installation and integration
› Multiple fixed antennas, choice of antenna sizes
› Belly-free, obscuration-free 360° coverage
› Open standards interfaces