With more than 500 APG-79 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radars delivered for the F/A-18E/G Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler, Raytheon is testing a version designed for retrofit into F/A-18A/B and C/D Hornet variants of the Boeing fighter. Flight tested in the company’s Boeing 727 test bed, the APG-79(V)X has a slightly smaller antenna to match the volume, power and cooling available in earlier F/A-18 Hornets now equipped with Raytheon’s APG-65 and APG-73 mechanically ...

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