Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Total Production: 50
Also Known As: Lynx
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: General Atomics
Parent System: AN/APY-8
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Total Production: 91
Family Members: Lynx II
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Description: The General Atomics AN/APY-8 Lynx is a high-resolution, all-weather, Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), Ground Moving Target Indicator (GMTI) radar system. It produces photographic-like radar images with maximum resolution of 4-inch (approx. 10cm) with the SAR spotlight mode, and tracks ground moving targets using the GMTI mode. The Lynx radar system has been integrated into the Predator and I-Gnat UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) systems and is also suitable for many manned airborne platforms due to its lightweight design.
The AN/APY-8 Lynx radar system operates in Ku-band an explores ranges of 47nm (87km) at 3m resolution, 29nm (54km) at 30cm resolution in stripmap mode. Using the spotlight mode the Lynx covers 21nm (39km) at 10cm resolution. These figures depend strongly on weather conditions.

AN/APY-8 Applications

AEW&C, ISR & EW Aircraft RQ-1B Predator Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles Predator C Avenger Sea Avenger

AN/APY-8 Specifications

Max Detection Range: 87,000 meter (47 nautical mile)
Weight: 52 kilogram (115 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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AN/APY-8 News

There are 20 news between
21 Aug 2006 and 6 Oct 2015
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Tuesday, October 6, 2015FMS: Spain Requests Sale of Four MQ-9 Block 5 Aircraft
Friday, February 6, 2015FMS: Netherlands Requests Sale of Four MQ-9 Block 5 Reaper Drones
Thursday, August 28, 2014GA-ASI Radar Shines During US Navy Spearhead IIA Exercise
Thursday, June 27, 2013FMS: France Requests Sale of 16 MQ-9 Reaper Unmannced Combat Air Vehicles
Thursday, September 6, 2012New Capabilities of Lynx Multi-Mode Radar Tested on US Northern Border with CBP
Wednesday, August 22, 2012Lynx Maritime Radar Excels in US Navy Exercise
Friday, November 18, 2011GA-ASI Successfully Demonstrates Lynx Maritime Mode on Aerostat
Wednesday, February 23, 2011GA-ASI and IGG Sign Agreement to Meet UAE Surveillance Needs
Tuesday, August 24, 2010General Atomics Validates New Maritime Wide Area Search Mode for Lynx Radar
Monday, May 24, 2010Lynx Advanced Multi-channel Radar Successfully Integrated and Flown on a Predator B UAS

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