Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Figure 1: AN/APG-80
|pulse repetition time (PRT):|
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|instrumented range:||220 NM (≙ 410 km)|
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The AN/APG-80 is an airborne multimode radar using an Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) with around 1000 T/R Modules. The APG-80 is designed to search continuously for and track multiple targets within the forward hemisphere of the aircraft. As a result of increased operational flexibility, pilots will be able to simultaneously perform air-to-air search-and-track, air-to-ground targeting and aircraft terrain-following.
The development of the AN/APG-80 based on AN/APG-68 and is manufactured by Northrop Grumman. The Radar is intended for use in Lockheeds fighter F-16E/F. Northrop Grumman supplied its APG-80 AESA to the United Arab Emirates for its Block 60 F-16s.
|Example||Radar Cross Section||Range|
|AA-missile||0.0001 m²||> 11 km|
|stealth fighter||0.001 m²||> 20 km|
|cruise missile||0.1 m²||> 62 km|
|classic fighter||1.0 m²||> 110 km|
|bomber||5.0 m²||> 165 km|
|passenger aircraft||10.0 m²||> 195 km|
Table 1: Energetic ranges of target detection