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

Combat Aircraft Avenger ER Predator C Avenger Sea Avenger Support Aircraft MQ-9B SkyGuardian RQ-1B Predator

AN/APY-8 Specifications

Max Detection Range: 87,000 meter (47 nautical mile)
Weight: 52 kilogram (115 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
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Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

AN/APY-8 News

There are 26 news between
21 Aug 2006 and 26 Mar 2019
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Tuesday, March 26, 2019FMS: Belgium Requests Sale of Four MQ-9B SkvGuardian
Thursday, June 14, 2018US Air Force Prepares Production of Lynx Block 20A Synthetic Aperture Radar
Thursday, April 5, 2018Avenger ER Unmanned Aircraft Sets New Endurance Record
Wednesday, November 16, 2016FMS: United Kingdom Requests 26 MQ-9 Predator B Remotely Piloted Aircraft
Thursday, November 10, 2016Avenger Extended Range Unmanned Combat Aircraft Successfully Completes First Flight
Wednesday, February 17, 2016Spanish Air Force to Operate Four Predator B Surveillance Drones
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

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