Air International 2021-12
T.Fish - Moving with the times
The APG-83 SABR AESA radar from Northrop Grumman has incorporated developments in the company’s F-22 APG-77 and F-35 APG-81 radar to offer an upgrade to the F-16 fighter and replace the existing mechanically scanned APG-66 and APG-68 radars
An artists impression of the ECRS Mk2 fitted to a Eurofighter Typhoon, illustrating the placement of the dish behind the radome and the supporting infrastructure within the aircraft. The Typhoon has a larger nose than comparable aircraft, which allows for a larger radar dish
The AN/APG-79(V)4 being fitted to a F/A-18C/D Hornet. The USMC has ordered six systems valued at $20m. It is a scaled version of the standard US Navy APG-79 offering improved situational awareness, near-instantaneous track updates and multi-target tracking
An artist’s impression of the latest Compact Affordable AESA Radar (CAAR) from Raytheon Technologies. It is designed to be integrated onto any platform, including light-attack aircraft, rotary wing aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles and stationary platforms such as cell towers