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Farnborough 2018: Leonardo to launch new E-scan radar
Grifo-E © Lronardo

Farnborough 2018: Leonardo to launch new E-scan radar

Leonardo will unveil the latest in its portfolio of electronically-scanning (E-Scan) radars, the Grifo-E, at this year's Farnborough Air Show.

Leonardo will unveil the latest in its portfolio of electronically-scanning (E-Scan) radars, the Grifo-E, at this year's Farnborough Air Show. The new radar will be on show to visitors in Leonardo’s static area (stand L1).

The Grifo-E is the evolution of the Grifo (M-scan) fire control radar for fighter aircraft, which has seen more than 450 units flying with six air forces.

The Grifo-E incoporates Leonardo’s proven E-scan antenna technology while adding a variety of advanced capabilities based upon a multi-aperture array and multi-channel receiver. It is designed to offer high-spec E-scan fire-control capabilities in a cost-effective, lightweight and low consumption package.

Grifo-E is expected to be qualified in 2019, with first deliveries ready to take place in 2020. It is suitable for light attack aircraft as well as larger aircraft and can be easily adapted to meet the installation constraints on a wide range of platforms.

The company's Grifo-346 (M-Scan) fire control radar will also be on display on the M-346FA (Fighter Attack) aircraft in the Company’s static area. The Grifo radar is currently at an advanced stage of integration onto the M-346FA.

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