Tag: AESA radar

Marines' F/A-18C/D Hornets to be upgraded with AESA radar
Raytheon will begin delivering APG-79(v)4 radars in 2020 and complete deliveries by 2022 The U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) selected Raytheon's APG-79(v)4 AESA radar to equip its F/A-18C/D Legacy Hornet fleet. Raytheon will begin delivering radars in 2020 and complete deliveries by 2022. The APG-79(v)4 is a scaled...
APG-83 integrated onto USMC F/A-18C
The APG-83 is a multifunction AESA fire control radar that delivers fifth-generation fighter capabilities to counter and defeat increasingly sophisticated threats Northrop Grumman has performed a successful integration of its APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) onto a U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) F/A-18C at MCAS Miramar. The fit check, performed Aug. 2, 2018 at the request of the Marine Corps, demonstrated...
Slovakia to buy 14 F-16 Block 70/72 fighter jets
Lockheed Martin has beaten Saab for the contract to supply new fighter jets to Slovakia. The country will be buying 14 F-16 Block 70/72 aircraft Lockheed Martin has beaten Saab for the contract to supply new fighter jets to Slovakia. The country will be buying 14 F-16 Block 70/72 aircraft. Slovakia’s Ministry of Defense says the package from the U.S. is...
RBAF F-16Vs will be the first Vipers to be produced in newly established F-16 production line in Greenville
Lockheed Martin will build 16 F-16Vs for Bahrain The newly established F-16 production line in Greenville, South Carolina will soon be manufacturing 16 F-16Vs for the Royal Bahraini Air Force (RBAF). The production contract worth $1.1 billion was awarded by the Pentagon to Lockheed Martin on Jun. 22. The work is expected to be complete by Sept. 30, 2023, according to Release...
Marines' F/A-18C/D Hornets to be upgraded with AESA radar
A total of 98 AESA radars are to be procured to cover seven fleet squadrons of 12 F/A-18C/D aircraft each plus 14 spare systems Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has issued a request for information (RFI) on behalf of the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC), seeking for a new  Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar for the latter’s F/A-18C/D fleet. The service is shopping...
Boeing receives U.S. Navy contract to convert Block II Super Hornets to a new Block III configuration
These Super Hornets will have enhanced network capability, conformal fuel tanks, an advanced cockpit system, signature improvements and an enhanced communication system once they are upgraded On Mar. 1, 2018 Boeing has been awarded a contract to modernize the U.S. Navy F/A-18 fleet, extending the life of existing Super Hornets from 6,000 to 9,000+ flight hours. Furthermore starting in the...
Israeli Air Force leaning towards buying new F-15s instead of a third F-35 Squadron
The F-15 is capable of striking targets at longer ranges than the F-35 and to carry a heavier payload than the Lightning II A report by Amos Harel on Haaretz says the Israeli Air Force (IAF) is leaning towards buying another batch of F-15s instead of a third F-35 squadron. Chief of Air Force Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin is expected to make the...
This cool infographic gives you an overview about the unique F-22 Raptor capabilities
The F-22A Raptor’s sophisticated aerodynamic design, advanced flight controls and thrust vectoring allows it to outmaneuver any known aircraft The interesting Infographic in this post provides some interesting facts about USAF premier air superiority fighter, the F-22A Raptor. As explained by Bennie J. Davis III, in the article Airframe: F-22 Raptor, the F-22A is a fifth-generation fighter incorporating fourth-generation stealth technology,...
State media claims that AESA radar of A-100 Premier can detect airborne targets out to 600 km, and ships out to 400 km Russia’s A-100 Airborne Warning And Control System (AWACS) has made its maiden flight on Nov. 18, 2017. The new aircraft uses the Il-76MD-90A as its platform and will replace the A-50 fleet eventually. According to Jane's the A-100 Premier,...
F-15E with APG-82 Red Flag Alaska first deployment
The APG-82 AESA radar allows the F-15E Strike Eagle to bridge the gap between the fourth and fifth generation fighting force The 391st Fighter Squadron was among the unit that participated in RED FLAG-Alaska 17-3 at Eielson Air Force Base (AFB), Alaska, from Jul. 31 to Aug. 11, 2017 and its F-15Es were all equipped with the new APG-82 Active...