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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Northrop’s APG-83 SABR Begins Production for Lockheed’s F-16

Juliet Van Wagenen

Northrop Grumman's APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar
Northrop Grumman's APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar. Photo: Northrop Grumman

[Avionics Today 02-04-2015] Northrop Grumman's APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) has received its first production order from Lockheed Martin, less than four months after completing all design reviews. Under the terms of the contract, Northrop will provide 142 radars to Lockheed as part of the Taiwan Air Force F-16 upgrade program. Northrop will deliver the first production system in 2016.

SABR is a multifunction, Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) fire control radar that brings fifth-generation air-to-air and air-to-ground radar capability to the F-16. It aims to improve the F-16 pilot’s situational awareness, targeting and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities.

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