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Raytheon Has Delivered Its 250th APG-79 AESA Radar

Raytheon has delivered its 250th APG-79 active electronically scanned
array radar to Boeing. The APG-79 radar is flown on U.S. Navy F/A-18E/F
and EA-18G aircraft, and on the Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18F
Super Hornet.

“As we recognize this milestone of the 250th APG-79 AESA delivery, it
is also significant to note that 85 radar systems were completed for
the U.S. Navy in just the last 12 months,” said Eric Ditmars, F/A-18
program director, Tactical Airborne Systems.

“The APG-79 radar has revolutionized fighter combat capabilities and
dramatically improved situational awareness for aircrews. This
combat-proven, advanced radar technology also has logged more than
175,000 operational flight hours.”

The APG-79 AESA hardware offers 10-15 times greater reliability than
mechanically scanned array radars, which results in lower life-cycle
costs. In addition, it provides capabilities that allow warfighters to
detect and identify targets beyond the reach of most missiles.

The APG-79 AESA radar is in operation with more than a dozen U.S. Navy
squadrons. Internationally, the Royal Australian Air Force received the
radar system in 2010, marking the delivery of the first foreign
military sale of Super Hornets equipped with the APG-79.