Military Embedded Systems

Northrop Grumman to deliver legacy radar F-16 replacement


September 25, 2014

Amanda Harvey

Assistant Editor

Military Embedded Systems

BALTIMORE. Northrop Grumman has successfully completed all engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) design reviews for the AN/APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR).

The AN/APG-83 SABR includes fifth-generation radar capabilities and is the largest synthetic aperture radar map available for the F-16. The AN/APG-83 SABR is a replacement for legacy F-16 radars, and was selected by Lockheed Martin for the U.S. and Taiwan Air Force F-16 upgrade programs.

Northrop Grumman’s AN/APG-83 SABR design enables ease of retrofit, without aircraft structural modifications or changes to the existing cooling and power systems in the F-16.

"Northrop Grumman is on track to deliver the first EMD radar hardware and software by year's end, which will be identical to the production radars," said Jeff Leavitt, VP of Combat Avionics Systems business unit, Northrop Grumman. "Achieving this milestone on cost, on time, and at performance is indicative of the SABR AESA maturity. In addition, it is a reflection of the long-standing working relationship we have with Lockheed Martin and demonstrates our strong commitment to meet and exceed customer requirements."

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