NORTHROP GRUMMAN PROPOSE RADAR FROM F-35 FOR EXPORT

NORTHROP GRUMMAN PROPOSE RADAR FROM F-35 FOR EXPORT
The American company Northrop Grumman plans to export the new radar with active electronically scanned array (AESA) made on the basis of APG-81 radar for the F-35 fighter Ligthning II. It is reported Fligthglobal.

According to the newspaper, the new radar has already successfully tested on the multipurpose jet BAC 111. Representative of Northrop Grumman, in turn, explained that the export version of the radar at a similar efficiency will be significantly cheaper than APG-81.

In all likelihood, the new radar will intrigue the country, which are armed fighters F-15 Eagle, F/A-18 Hornet and F-16 Fighting Falcon. Namely, refitted radar AFAR their F-16 meant South Korea.

Currently, radar AFAR equipped as standard with the South American F-22 fighters Raptor, F-15 and F-16. In the upcoming radar with active phased array antenna will be installed on the Eurofighter Typhoon and JAS 39 Gripen. Tests Swedish fighter with new types of radar began in July 2012. In April 2012, the first radar AFAR received the French fighter Rafale C137.
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