Raytheon’s APG-79 AESA Radars

APG-79 maintenance, CVN 73:

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September 24/21: AESA Light Raytheon Intelligence & Space has introduced a lightweight, affordable AESA radar in its lightest form factor ever. In addition to being a third of the weight of most modern AESA radars, the new compact radar also costs about half as much as typical fire control radars. Gallium Nitride technology is combined with an innovative packaging of its digital receiver/exciter and processor called CHIRP, and a unique air-cooled design.

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Fulfilling part of the Navy's roadmap to expand the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet capabilities for future network-centric operations, Boeing and Raytheon debuted the F/A-18E/F Block II Super Hornet equipped with the revolutionary A/N APG-79 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar system at a St. Louis ceremony this week....

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