Military Embedded Systems

F/A-18 classic Hornet fleet begins AESA radar upgrade in 2020

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January 18, 2019

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

F/A-18 classic Hornet fleet begins AESA radar upgrade in 2020
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Sabrina Fine

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) officials selected Raytheon's APG-79(v)4 AESA radar to equip its F/A-18C/D classic Hornet fleet.

Raytheon will begin delivering radars in 2020 and complete deliveries by 2022.

The APG-79(v)4 is a scaled version of the APG-79 AESA radar integrated on the U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Air Force's Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers.

 

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