PPA Dual Band Radar X/C development
Just in time for the Christmas festivities, the PPA Programme achieved another important technical milestone: the integration of the first two X-Band fixed sensor arrays (faces) of the new Dual Band Radar (DBR) X/C at the test bed in Pratica di Mare airfield, near Rome.
Following the successful completion of a single face Factory Qualification Trials (FQT), two X-Band faces were integrated and, for the first time, targets were detected and tracked over a 180 degrees sector.
DBR targets' detection ©Leonardo
DBR test bed in Pratica di Mare ©Leonardo
The DBR bears witness of the excellent synergistic teamwork of the contractor Leonardo Company, under Italian Navy requirements, through OCCAR as Contracting Authority. It is a 3D high performance multifunctional surveillance sensor with missile-guidance capability (DBR-C version), that will position PPA vessels and the Italian Navy at the forefront of the European defense panorama.
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