AN/APG-79(V)X  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2015
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: APG-79(V)X
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Raytheon
Parent System: AN/APG-79
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2007
Total Production: 502
Total Cost: USD$2.2 billion
Family Members: AN/APG-79
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Description: The AN/APG-79 is an Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) developed by the Raytheon company for the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft. The APG-79 provides superior air-to-air and air-to-surface capability while increasing the aircraft's situational awareness. In the air-to-air role the APG-79 provides longer range engagements and reduced pilot workload. In air-to-surface missions the APG-79 will provide enhanced precision attack through high resolution ground mapping at long standoff ranges. The new AESA radar system will contribute to the US Navy Network Centric Warfare vision providing the target information which will be distributed to multiple users that, eventually, may engage the target. Operational evaluation was scheduled by September 2006. The first US Navy deployment installed on combat ready Super Hornets was expected in 2007.

The AN/APG-79(V)X radar is an advanced derivative designed to fit into the F/A-18C/D fighter/attack jet aircraft as part of a modernization program for existing customers such as the US Navy and the Air Forces of Finland, Kuwait, Malaysia or Switzerland. The APG-79(V)X radar provides extended detection range, simultaneous air-to-air and air-to-ground mode capabilities, high resolution synthetic aperture radar (SAR) mapping, and higher reliability. The first flight of a C/D Hornet fitted with this AESA radar was carried out in January 2015. The APG-79(V)X program may extended the service life of Hornet jets over the next 15-20 years through 2030-2035.

AN/APG-79(V)X News

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12 Jan 2015 and 12 May 2015
Tuesday, May 12, 2015AN/APG-79(V)X Radar Successfully Flight Tested on F/A-18C/D Aircraft
Monday, January 12, 2015New APG-79(V)X AESA Radar Flew on F/A-18C/D Hornet

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