Friday, September 17, 2010
Raytheon Delivers F-15E AESA to Air Force
Raytheon said Tuesday it delivered the first APG-82(V)1 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar for the U.S. Air Force's F-15E radar modernization program.
The delivery of the new radar systems is part of the Air Force's F-15E radar modernization program following the successful completion of the acceptance testing phase.
As part of the system design and development phase of the radar modernization program, Raytheon will produce AESA radar test units supporting efforts to integrate AESA into the F-15E weapon system. The integration activity will take place at Boeing facilities in St. Louis, Mo., followed by developmental and initial operational test and evaluation flight programs.
"One AESA-equipped F-15E can detect and track multiple targets simultaneously, gain the same battle picture and prosecute the same number of attacks that currently require several mechanically-scanned radar assets," said Brad Jones, Boeing director for USAF Development Programs. "The incorporation of the AESA multiplies the effectiveness of the F-15E."