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AN/APG-68  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Total Production: ?
Unitary Cost: USD$2.0 million
Also Known As: AN/APG-68(V)10 and AN/APG-68(V)9
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Northrop Grumman
Parent System: AN/APG-68
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Total Production: ?
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Description: The AN/APG-68 is an advanced pulse-Doppler radar with increased range, more modes and better resolution compared to the APG-66 radar. The F-16C/D Block 25 were the first Fighting Falcon aircraft to be equipped with the advanced APG-68.
The AN/APG-68(V)9 is the latest development of the APG-68 radar family featuring 33% improvement in air-to-air detection range, reduced ownership costs and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) mode. SAR enables high-resolution ground mapping for 24-hour, all-weather precision strike capability.
In August 2004, the US Air Force awarded Northrop-Grumman a two-year $22 million contract to develop a radar replacement kit applicable for approximately 280 USAF's F-16C/D fighter aircraft. The new upgrade kit will provide the (V)9 enhancements to current F-16C/D aircraft. As of March 2006, more than 250 APG-68(V)9 radar systems have been supplied to seven foreign customers as standard equipment on new F-16s.
Northrop-Grumman has manufactured 150 AN/APG-68(V)9 advanced radars for six foreign customers and might manufacture up to 280 upgrade kits for the US Air Force F-16C/Ds. In March 2005, Northrop-Grumman was already working on the APG-68(V)10 model featuring automatic target cueing and new modes for large synthetic aperture radar (SAR) under a $40+ million development contract. The APG-68(V)10 radar system is intended for integration into 240 US Air Force F-16 Block 50/52 aircraft.
In July 2005, the US Air Force awarded Northrop-Grumman a three-year $52 million contract to finish developing of the APG-68(V)10 for the US Air Force 240 F-16C/D Block 50/52 fleet. Both (V)9 and (V)10 variants offer 33 percent increase in air-to-air detection range over earlier variants.
In early March 2006 Northrop Grumman was awarded a $64 million contract to provide 33 AN/APG-68(V)9 radar systems for the Greek Air Force Advanced F-16 Block 52+ aircraft. The contract also included options for 10 additional radars. Deliveries to the Hellenic Air Force were scheduled to start in 2007.
On 15 November 2006 Northrop Grumman was awarded a $99.5 million contract for the procurement of 54 AN/APG-68(V)9 radar systems for the Government of Pakistan for F-16 Block 50/52 new aircraft and modernization program. The contract was expected to be complete May 2010.

AN/APG-68 Applications


Strike & Fighter Aircraft F-16C Block 32 F-16C Block 40 F-16C Block 42 F-16C Block 50 F-16C Block 52 F-16C Fighting Falcon F-16D Block 32 F-16D Block 40 F-16D Block 42 F-16D Block 50 F-16D Block 52 F-16D Fighting Falcon F-16I Soufa

AN/APG-68 News

There are 17 news between
7 Oct 2004 and 20 Jun 2012
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012Northrop Grumman to Supply APG-68(V)9 Airborne Fire Control Radars to Thailand, Iraq and Oman for F-16s
Thursday, September 30, 2010FMS: Thailand Requests Mid-Life Upgrade for 18 F-16A/B Block 15 Aircraft
Wednesday, September 15, 2010FMS: Iraq Requests Sale of 18 F-16IQ Jet Aircraft
Tuesday, August 3, 2010FMS: Oman Requests Sale of 18 F-16C/D Block 50/52 Aircraft
Friday, October 9, 2009FMS: Egypt Requests Sale of 24 F-16C/D Block 50/52 Aircraft
Friday, May 16, 2008FMS: Romania Seeks F-16C/D Block 50/52 Aircraft
Tuesday, December 18, 2007FMS: Morocco Requests F-16C/D Block 50/52 Aircraft
Friday, December 7, 2007US Air Force Issues Contract for up to 514 AN/APG-68 Radar Systems
Wednesday, January 10, 2007Northrop Grumman to Provide Pakistan Air Force with F-16 Fire Control Radar Systems
Thursday, September 28, 2006FMS: Turkey Wants Advanced F-16 Block 50 Aircraft

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Iraq22
APG-68(V)9
Oman15
APG-68(V)9
Pakistan52
Pakistan Air Force purchased the AN/APG-68(V)9 fire control radar system for installation on its Block 52+ F-16C/Ds and upgraded F-16A/Bs.
Thailand6
APG-68(V)9
Turkey?
Radar systems ordered by Turkish Air Force (30 AN/APG-68(V)9)

Grand Total 9510
 

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