Military Embedded Systems

F-16 AESA radar upgrade to use Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) from Northrop Grumman


August 05, 2013

John McHale

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

LINTHICUM, MD. The Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR), designed by Northrop Grumman engineers will be used by Lockheed Martin for the U.S. Air Force and Taiwan F-16 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) upgrade and modernization programs.

SABR, Northrop Grumman's latest airborne fire control radar, is a multifunction AESA radar that is designed for low risk retrofits in current F-16s and can be integrated in other aircraft. It brings enhanced situational awareness, improved detection, high-resolution SAR maps,electronic protection, automatic target cueing, all-environment precision strike capability, and interleaved air-to-air and air-to-surface mode operations.

Work on this radar program upgrade will be executed at Northrop Grumman's Electronic Systems sector headquarters facility located in Linthicum.


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