Raytheon delivers 250th APG-79 AESA radar

Raytheon announced on March 2 that it has delivered its 250th APG-79 active electronically scanned array radar to Boeing.

24th Mar 2011


Raytheon delivers 250th APG-79 AESA radar

Raytheon announced on March 2 that it has
delivered its 250th APG-79 active electronically scanned array radar to
Boeing.

The APG-79 radar is flown on U.S. Navy F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft, and
on the Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18F Super Hornet.

“As we recognize this milestone of the 250th APG-79 AESA delivery, it is
also significant to note that 85 radar systems were completed for the U.S.
Navy in just the last 12 months,” said Eric Ditmars, F/A-18 program
director, Tactical Airborne Systems. “The APG-79 radar has revolutionized
fighter combat capabilities and dramatically improved situational awareness
for aircrews. This combat-proven, advanced radar technology also has logged
more than 175,000 operational flight hours.”

The APG-79 AESA hardware offers 10-15 times greater reliability than
mechanically scanned array radars, which results in lower life-cycle costs.
In addition, it provides capabilities that allow warfighters to detect and
identify targets beyond the reach of most missiles. The APG-79 AESA radar
is in operation with more than a dozen U.S. Navy squadrons.
Internationally, the Royal Australian Air Force received the radar system
in 2010, marking the delivery of the first foreign military sale of Super
Hornets equipped with the APG-79.
 

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