Leonardo’s AESA radar technology will be on-board the new Saab GlobalEye Swing Role Surveillance System (SRSS), unveiled last week in Linköping, Sweden. The radar, a Leonardo Seaspray, will allow the SRSS to conduct surveillance using a variety of advanced modes, enhancing the platform’s ability to detect targets.Seaspray is an AESA radar (Active Electronically Scanned Array, also known as ‘E-Scan’), which means that instead of the radar physically pointing its antenna at a target, a matrix of miniature radar modules are used to steer the beam electronically. Because of the company’s high level of expertise in this technology area, it’s Seaspray and Osprey families of surveillance radars are able to combine high performance with ultra-competitive levels of reliability and cost-of-ownership, as well as being easy to install and operate. The radars can also perform multiple tasks simultaneously, for example carrying out maritime surveillance while at the same time monitoring the weather on the aircraft’s flight path. Leonardo’s multi-mode AESA surveillance radars are a worldwide success, having been sold to 30 countries. The Seaspray 7500E has seen service with the US Coast Guard, while the Seaspray 7000E equips the UK Armed Forces’ AW159 Wildcat helicopters, the Seaspray 7300E equips the Italian Air Force’s ATR-72s and the Seaspray 5000E was recently selected for the Bangladeshi Navy to conduct anti-smuggling and anti-pollution missions.The Company’s Osprey AESA radar is on-board Norway’s new Leonardo AW101 search and rescue helicopters, which have now started to be delivered, and was also recently selected by the US Navy to equip its new MQ-9C Fire Scout unmanned helicopters. Leonardo’s AESA surveillance radars offer air-to-air and air-to-ground capabilities with a variety of advanced modes including the company’s patented small target detection capability.
Rangers coach Gbenga Ogunbote has described his side’s 3-1 defeat to his former club, Enyimba as ‘unfortunate’, blaming the loss on ‘carelessness’ on the part of his players. The defeat is the third in as many games for the Flying Antelopes.A brace from centre-back Ifeanyi Anaemena and a goal from Beninois Jean-Marie Guera rendered Godwin Aguda’s strike a mere consolation as the People’s Elephant claimed the bragging rights in an entertaining Oriental Derby decided at a packed Enyimba International Stadium in Aba on Sunday.The win moved Enyimba (28) to within 3 points of leaders Rangers (31) in Group A standings of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).Speaking to journalists after the match, the former Sunshine Stars and Shooting Stars gaffer reckoned that there was nothing unusual with losing three consecutive games, adding that his team will work harder to bounce back to winning ways.“Well, sometimes, it is like that,” Ogunbote said. “We’ve had three straight draws, we’ve had two straight wins on the road. This time around, I think it is just unfortunate that we didn’t pick a point on the road, and it is not too good for us.“All the same, we just have to pick our pieces and try to make amends where necessary.“Everybody saw the game; I think we were careless for the two goals; the first two goals, I think we were careless.“Sometimes, it is like that, but the important thing is that we are still on course.”Despite the defeat to rivals Enyimba, Rangers remain top of Group A with 31 points, three clear of the Aba giants.Up next for Ogunbote’s men will be a midweek fixture against relegation-threatened Kwara United in Enugu on Wednesday.RelatedNPFL Super Six: Rangers Coach Gbenga Ogunbote Identifies Fault for Oriental Derby Loss (AUDIO)June 5, 2019In “NPFl”NPFL: Ogunbote Reveals “Magic” Behind Lobi Stars 7-Game Unbeaten Run – (AUDIO)December 20, 2019In “NPFl”NPFL: Flying Antelopes In Search of Bragging Rights Against Enyimba in Oriental DerbyMay 5, 2019In “NPFl”