Raytheon Advanced Combat Radar from Raytheon
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Active electronically scanned arrays (AESAs) are adding a new dimension to the demanding fighter aircraft environment, and Raytheon is at the forefront of the radar revolution. We designed and built the world’s first operational AESA fighter radar — the APG-63(V)2 for the F-15C, fielded in 2000. Since then, we’ve continued to refine and develop the technology. The latest addition to our family of AESA radar systems is RACR, suitable for multiple fighter aircraft requiring an affordable AESA capability.
RACR exploits Raytheon’s experience in fielding advanced air-to-air, air-to-surface multimode AESA radars selected for the F/A-18 Super Hornet, F-15C, F-15E, and B-2 platforms. Providing incomparable detection, targeting, tracking and selfprotection, RACR can be tailored to any fighter platform’s size, space, and radome requirements.
Raytheon’s flexible, modular approach combines proven systems and innovative enhancements to speed delivery of the right solution for a variety of fighter aircraft. We designed the form-fitted RACR as a drop-in upgrade for the F-16 and F/A-18s to minimize aircraft modification time and aircrew transition training. This advanced, nonintrusive radar leverages our active production lines, ensuring the fastest delivery and the lowest possible cost.