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An/apg-80

The AN/APG-80 is an Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) system designed and manufactured by Northrop Grumman for use on the Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft.[1] It was originally designed to be included on the F-16C/D Block 60 Desert Falcon aircraft ordered by the United Arab Emirates, and was subsequently also included on the F-16E/F Block 60 Desert Falcons; first deliveries were made in 2003.[2][3]

Features

The AN/APG-80 system is described as "agile beam", and can perform air-to-air, search-and-track, air-to-ground targeting and aircraft terrain-following functions simultaneously and for multiple targets. As an AESA system utilizing NG's fourth-generation transmitter/receiver technologies, it has a higher reliability and twice the range of older, mechanically-scanned AN/APG-68 radar systems.[2][3]

Development

The United Arab Emirates funded the entire $3 billion Block 60 development costs, including the AN/APG-80, which is the operational core of the aircraft. According to press reports quoted by Flight International, this is "the first time the US has sold a better aircraft overseas than its own forces fly".[3] Developmental flight tests were performed on NG's highly modified BAC 1-11 testbed aircraft, based at Baltimore.[2]

See also

References

External links

  • "Active Electronically Steered Arrays" from Air Power Australia (AESA background information)
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