Raytheon Equips First F-15C with AESA Radar

15 September 2010 (Last Updated September 15th, 2010 18:30)

Raytheon has successfully installed APG-63(V)3 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar on the first US Air Force F-15C aircraft following a series of flight tests. Boeing and the USAF have completed installation and acceptance testing of the F-15C at Langley Air Force Base, Vir

Raytheon has successfully installed APG-63(V)3 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar on the first US Air Force F-15C aircraft following a series of flight tests.

Boeing and the USAF have completed installation and acceptance testing of the F-15C at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia.

The upgraded F-15C will be delivered to Kadena Air Base in Japan and Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, in the third quarter of 2010.

Under the current contract, the Air National Guard will upgrade 14 F-15C/D aircraft and the US Air Force will upgrade 10 F-15C/D aircraft with the APG-63(V)3 AESA radar.

The Raytheon APG-63(V)3 AESA radar includes APG-63(V)2 software and advanced APG-79 transmit-receive hardware found on the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet.