The Weekly Debrief: F/A-50 Pushes Gallium Nitride Radars Into Mainstream

A Phantom Strike radar is shown inside the nose radome of an F/A-50.

Credit: Raytheon
A new kind of active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar has gained a foothold in the combat aircraft market, even as the airborne radar technology rapidly expands in performance and the number of competitors. The announced selection on May 18 of the X-band frequency Raytheon Phantom Strike...

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