Tuesday, November 9, 2010

AN/APG-82 Radar

The AN/APG-82 is a multi-mode aircraft radar developed by Raytheon for the US Air force's F-15E Strike Eagle. The AN/APG-82 is able to detect and track aircraft and small high-speed targets at distances beyond visual range down to close range, and at altitudes down to treetop level. The APG-82 is an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar system which emproves the F-15E’s multirole mission capability. In addition to its extended range and improved multi-target track and precision engagement capabilities, the APG-82(V)1 offers a more than twentyfold improvement in system reliability over the legacy F-15E APG-70 radar. This phenomenal level of reliability and maintainability will result in significant maintenance cost savings for the U.S. Air Force.

Fighter aircraft fitted with the APG-82(V)1 AESA radar can simultaneously detect, identify and track multiple air and surface targets at longer ranges than ever before. The longer standoff range facilitates persistent target observation and information sharing for informed decision making. This superior battlespace awareness supports greater tactical mission capability. The result: greatly increased aircraft-aircrew effectiveness and survivability. In November 2007, Raytheon’s AESA radar was competitively selected for the F-15E radar modernization program. Our AESAs are also the radar of choice for the F-15C, F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft.