Modernizing electronics is the most efficient way to upgrade a fighter design, and European governments and industry are investing in those areas to keep their programs competitive. The most comprehensive fighter avionics program in Europe is the all-new sensor and processing suite for the Saab JAS 39E Gripen. Its main components are the Selex Raven ES‑05 active, electronically scanned array (AESA) radar and Skyward-G infrared search and track (IRST) sensor (AW&ST March 17, p. 28) and ...


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