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AN/APG-63(V)3  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): September 2010
Total Production: 239
Also Known As: AN/APG-63(V)2
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Raytheon
Parent System: AN/APG-63
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1973
Total Production: 1,500
Family Members: AN/APG-63, AN/APG-63(V)1 and AN/APG-70
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Description: The APG-63 radar system combines long range acquisition and attack capabilities with automatic features to provide the instant information and computations required during air-to-air and air-to-surface engagements. It was the first airborne radar system to incorporate software programmable signal processor. That means APG-63s software can be upgraded without replacing the hardware. The APG-63 radars are installed on F-15A/B and early F-15C/D aircraft.

The AN/APG-63(V)2 is a major radar upgrade for the US Air Force F-15C aircraft. This upgrade will add AESA (Active Electronically Scanned Array) capabilities to the proven APG-63 radar. AESA technology will increase F-15C's combat performance, while enhancing reliability and maintainability. The promising AESA technology is being developed for the fifth generation fighter aircraft like the F/A-22 Raptor and the F-35 Lightning II. In 2006 the APG-63(V)2 was operational with an US Air Force F-15C/D squadron based at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska.

The AN/APG-63(V)3 is a follow-on AESA radar that leverages the APG-63(V)2 improvements and the US Navy's APG-79 AESA radar technology. It is intended to equip F-15C/D aircraft owned by the Air National Guard. The APG-63(V)3 entered operational evaluation in late 2006 and became fully operational on the F-15C/D aircraft by the end of 2010.

AN/APG-63(V)3 Applications


Combat Aircraft F-15C Eagle F-15D Eagle F-15SA F-15SG

AN/APG-63(V)3 News

There are 12 news between
9 Oct 2007 and 30 Nov 2016
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016US Air Force Awarded Contract for 42 APG-63(V)3 and 29 APG-82 Radar Systems for the F-15C/E Aircraft
Tuesday, November 10, 2015Raytheon Marks 200th Global Delivery of F-15 APG-63(V)3 AESA Radar
Friday, October 30, 2015US Air Force Orders AESA Radars for F-15C and F-15E Jets
Saturday, June 15, 2013Raytheon Awarded Contract for F-15C AESA Radars
Tuesday, December 7, 2010Raytheon to Supply AN/APG-63(V)3 AESA Radars for US Air Force F-15C Aircraft
Thursday, November 4, 2010First Four F-15C Fighter Aircraft Equipped with APG-63(V)3 AESA Radar Delivered to Kadena AFB
Wednesday, October 20, 2010FMS: Saudi Arabia Requests Sale of up to 96 New and 70 Upgraded F-15SA Aircraft
Monday, September 13, 2010APG-63(V)3 AESA Radar Installed on the First US Air Force F-15C Jet Aircraft
Monday, April 12, 2010First Operational F-15C with APG-63(V)3 AESA Radar Rolled Out
Friday, May 2, 2008General Dynamics to Build the New Wideband Radomes for F-15 Radar Modernization Program

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