Northrop Grumman is eying the market to upgrade older Boeing F-15s and F-18s with active electronically scanned arrays (AESA) after flight testing a combination of the active-array radars it has developed for Lockheed Martin’s F-16 and F-35 fighters. The May flight test in a BAC One-Eleven radar testbed owned by Northrop showed that the high-performance front-end array from the F-35’s APG-81 radar could be combined with the affordable back-end receiver/exciter/processor from the Scalable ...
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