Leonardo will provide the Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) with a KRONOS LAND radar for aerial surveillance for the discovery, acquisition and tracking of targets in tactical environments. The announcement took place at the BIDEC Exhibition (Bahrain International Defense Exhibition and Conference), in Bahrain from the 28 to the 30 October, where Leonardo is present with its own exhibition area.
The supply includes a series of communications equipment, as well as one-year technical support services, an extensive training program for Bengali Air Force personnel both in Italy and in Bangladesh and spare parts that will allow the BAF to develop a long-term operational and maintenance capacity to maintain full system functionality. Entirely designed and developed by Leonardo, the KRONOS LAND is a multi-function and multi-mission 3D radar for surveillance and air defense, based on the latest generation AESA (Active Electronic Scanning Antenna) technology. The sensor is part of the KRONOS radar family, of which the company has sold over 40 specimens worldwide.
The acquisition strengthens the presence in Bangladesh, where Leonardo's technology has been repeatedly chosen starting from a RAT31 surveillance radar system supplied to the BAF for air defense.