Close sidebar

RACR completes flight testing

written by australianaviation.com.au | December 9, 2010
The RACR has been tested on a F-16.

Raytheon’s Advanced Combat Radar (RACR) has completed flight trials aboard a USAF F-16 at Edwards AFB in California.

The RACR is a company funded advanced electronically scanned array (AESA) radar leveraging technology from the successful AN/APG-79, and has been designed for retrofit to F-16s, F/A-18s and other tactical fighters.

“Raytheon’s AESA technology brings unparalleled capability and reliability to the F-16 at an acquisition cost comparable to the old mechanically scanned radars,” said Brian MacDonald, RACR program manager, Raytheon’s Tactical Airborne Systems.  “RACR is now available as an option for domestic and international customers. We have designed, built and matured RACR from concept through to F-16 flight demonstration to ensure we can support any customer delivery time frames for new or retrofit aircraft requirements.”

Advertisement
Advertisement

Raytheon says its RACR team completed RACR development in a “record” 24 months.

25% off starts now! Australian Aviation magazine Cyber Monday sale is now live. Have the very best of Australian Aviation’s annual print and digital subscription. This includes every In Focus and Behind the Lens digital magazine, special coverage, exclusive photos and editions you may have miss. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

Each day, our subscribers are more informed with the right information.

SIGN UP to the Australian Aviation magazine for high-quality news and features for just $99.95 per year