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Monday, December 15, 2014

Northrop Grumman Delivers First Fire Radar Upgrade to F-16

Juliet Van Wagenen

APG-83 SABR Radar system
APG-83 SABR Radar system. Photo: Northrop Grumman

[Avionics Today 12-15-2014] Northrop Grumman has delivered its first Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) to Lockheed Martin.

The APG-83 SABR was selected for the F-16 radar modernization program to support United States and Taiwan Air Force F-16 upgrade programs. The EMD radar is identical to the production configuration and fully supports the F-16 fleet worldwide.

SABR was developed as a multifunction, Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) fire control radar that provides fifth-generation air-to-air and air-to-ground radar capability to the F-16. Other AESA fire control radars developed by the company are currently flying on the F-16 Block 60, F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II aircraft.

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