Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
. 24/7 Space News .

First Operational F-15C With Enhanced Radar Rolls Out
by Staff Writers
Jacksonville, FL (SPX) Apr 13, 2010

And F-15 series aircraft.

Boeing representatives joined the U.S. Air Force and Florida Air National Guard (ANG) in Jacksonville to roll out the first operational ANG F-15C equipped with an Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar. Boeing is under contract to upgrade 14 ANG and 10 Air Force F-15C/D aircraft with AESA. The Raytheon APG-63(V)3 AESA radar being installed on the F-15s combines the operationally proven APG-63(V)2 software with the advanced APG-79 Transmit/Receive hardware found on the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet.

It is a reliable and affordable high-performance AESA for the F-15 air-to-air variant. The AESA radar antenna is 50 times more reliable than the mechanically scanned antenna it replaces.

"The (V)3 AESA radar will greatly improve F-15 pilots' situational awareness, beyond-visual-range targeting, and weapon accuracy," said Jim Means, director of Proprietary Programs for Boeing Global Strike Systems.

"The new radar also enhances the capability to find and track small targets at low altitude - a capability the ANG will employ in its Homeland Defense Air Sovereignty role. The addition of a built-in test function on the AESA antenna makes the (V)3 easier to maintain."

The APG-63(V)3 radar is the latest in a series of planned upgrades that will ensure the F-15C's combat-proven air supremacy well into the 21st century. These include a fighter-to-fighter data link, GPS navigation and the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System, enabling the fighter to conduct network centric operations while employing the latest air-to-air weapons.

Boeing Global Services and Support provides sustainment services for the Air Force F-15 fleet, including spares and retrofit programs, field service teams and a full range of training systems and services.


Related Links
Space Technology News - Applications and Research

Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News

Engineers Turn Noise Into Vision
Princeton NJ (SPX) Apr 05, 2010
A new technique for revealing images of hidden objects may one day allow pilots to peer through fog and doctors to see more precisely into the human body without surgery. Developed by Princeton engineers, the method relies on the surprising ability to clarify an image using rays of light that would typically make the image unrecognizable, such as those scattered by clouds, human tissue or murky ... read more

Soviets Used US Lunar Photos To Plan Own Moon Mission

Sandcastles On The Moon

ESA plans its first moon lander

A Precise Voyage To The Lunar South Pole

Helicopter Helps Test Radar For 2012 Mars Landing

Sharp Turn Makes Opportunity For Roving Difficult

San Diego Team Delivers Camera For Next Mars Rover

Silence Has Winter Freezes The Spirit

Obama to outline US space plans in NASA visit

NASA chief: Obama vision dynamic, bold

Japan Astronaut Gets Designer Space Suit

NASA chief says space agency positioned to grow

China To Launch Second Lunar Probe This Year

China, Bolivia to build communications satellite

China To Complete Wenchang Space Center By 2015

China To Conduct Maiden Space Docking In 2011

US astronauts end mission's last space walk

Discovery Crew Wraps Up Final ISS EVA

ISS Building Crews Hard At Work During STS-131

Discovery astronauts complete second spacewalk

Task Force To Conduct Quality Audit On Ariance Launch Campaign Process

SES-1 Satellite Arrived At Baikonour Launch Base

Ariane 5's Launch With ASTRA 3B and COMSATBw-2 Set For April 9

Brazil To Develop Carrier Rocket By 2014

Discovery Challenges Planet Formation Theories

A Planet-Like Companion Growing Up In The Fast Lane

Small Companion To Brown Dwarf Challenges Simple Definition

Newly Discovered Planet Could Hold Water

Comms Upgrade For EnviroSat Completed In Antarctica

First Operational F-15C With Enhanced Radar Rolls Out

A New Principle In Material Science Discovered

Graphene Films Clear Major Fabrication Hurdle

The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement