Lockheed Martin Corp. announced Tuesday it is now offering airborne reconnaissance synthetic aperture radars to customers worldwide.
The Bethesda, Md.-based firm said it was approved to export the AN/APY-12 dual mode, X-band SAR to a variety of countries including Taiwan, Italy, Sweden and Korea.
James Quinn, Lockheed IS&GS-Defense’s vice president of C4ISR Systems said the high resolution radar was designed for all-weather, day/night real time situational awareness.
The AN/APY-12 radar is equipped with ground moving target indicator and wide area moving target indicator capabilities to transmit real-time, airborne processed images to ground-based exploitation stations via secure data links.
Lockheed will also offer the AN/APY-12 radar within Dragon Stare, which is part of the company’s Dragon family of ISR configurations introduced in 2011.
Dragon Stare allows customers to obtain sensors and systems according to the aircraft platform they choose whether podded or integrated with manned or unmanned aircraft.