Thursday, August 21, 2014

New F-16 configuration features AESA radar

New F-16 configuration features AESA radar:

The newest configuration of Lockheed Martin's F-16 Fighting Falcon has new capabilities with integration of Active Electronically Scanned Array Radar.

AESA radar, with its numerous small solid-state transmit/receive modules, spreads signal emissions across multiple frequencies, increasing the capability of the aircraft using it to avoid detection.Lockheed Martin said the AESA in F-16V aircraft will ensure Northrop Grumman's Scalable Agile Beam Radar design for the F-16V meets all specified U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin requirements.

Taiwan is tipped as the launch customer for the new F-16 configuration, which features enhancements to the aircraft's mission computer, vehicle systems, aircraft structure, cockpit and electronic warfare systems.