SABR radar by Northrop Grumman adopts Lean-Agile methodologiesNews
July 15, 2021
FALLS CHURCH, Va. Northrop Grumman Corporation has adopted Lean-Agile methodologies in the development and integration of the active electronically scanned array (AESA) AN/APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) software for the F-16 Viper fighter aircraft.
According to the company, the transition to Lean-Agile was achieved in partnership with the U.S. Air Force development teams at Hill Air Force Base, Eglin Air Force Base, and Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Command Test Center.
The AN/APG-83 features all-weather, high-resolution synthetic aperture radar mapping to present the pilot with a large surface image for more precise target identification and strike capabilities compared to legacy systems.
Officials claim that its design incorporates hardware and advanced operating modes from Northrop Grumman's fifth-generation F-35 AN/APG-81 and F-22 AN/APG-77 AESA radars. The AN/APG-83 is an official program of record for both the U.S. Air Force’s active, Guard, and Reserve components.