Monday, September 13, 2010
Raytheon AESA Radar Installed on F-15C
Raytheon's APG-63(V)3 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar is now installed on the first U.S. Air Force F-15C aircraft following a series of successful flight tests, the company said Monday.
Boeing and the U.S. Air Force recently completed installation and acceptance testing at Langley Air Force Base, Va., and will transition the aircraft to Kadena Air Base, Japan, and Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada., in the third quarter of 2010. Under the current contract, the Air National Guard will upgrade 14 F-15C/D aircraft, and the U.S. Air Force will upgrade 10 F-15C/D aircraft with the APG-63(V)3 AESA radar.
"This is another successful milestone reached by working with our Boeing partners to bring our customers a built-in growth path and long-term mission support," said Steve Schwarzkopf, F-15 program director for Tactical Airborne Systems.