Radar system extends life-span for F/A-18C/D HornetsNews
May 18, 2015
EL SEGUNDO, California. Raytheon completed a flight test of the APG-79(V)X AESA radar system, which demonstrated the combat relevance of F/A-18C/D Hornet aircraft for the next 15 to 20 years.
Hornet fleets that upgrade to the APG-79(V)X radar will receive extended detection ranges, air-to-air and air-to-ground capabilities, and production of high-resolution synthetic aperture radar mapping.
Raytheon's APG-79(V)X radar offers a solution for Hornet life extension and opportunities for in-country manufacturing partnerships, says said Roy Azevedo, vice president Raytheon's Space and Airborne Systems.
APG-79 radar system was first fielded for airborne platforms in 2000 and has been in service in four combat theaters since 2006.