Fighter Radars Poised For Gallium Nitride Breakthrough

gallium nitride ground-based military radars
Raytheon installed an APG-79(V)4 array with gallium nitride semiconductor material in a Boeing F/A-18C for the first time in April.
Credit: Raytheon
Gallium nitride, the semiconductor of choice for 5G electronics and large search radars, is on the cusp of transitioning into fighter aircraft’s fire-control radar, promising the single largest leap in performance since the active, electronically scanned array revolution in the late 1990s. A...

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