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Airborne Multimode Radar AN/APG-70

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
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Figure 1: AN/APG-70

frequency: X-band
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instrumented range: 100 NM (≙ 185 km)
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antenna rotation:
MTBCF: 80 h

Airborne Multimode Radar AN/APG-70

This X-band, pulse-doppler radar system is a multimode radar for both air-air and air-ground missions. As an upgrade of the AN/APG-63, the APG-70 was designed for greater reliability and easier maintenance. Gate array technology enables the APG-70 to incorporate modes not available in earlier radars while providing greatly enhanced operational capabilities in other modes. The AN/APG-70 can detect and track aircraft and small high-speed targets at distances beyond visual range down to close range, and at altitudes down to treetop level.

The radar feeds target information into the aircraft’s central computer for effective weapons delivery. For close-in dogfights, the radar automatically acquires enemy aircraft and projects this information onto the cockpit head-up display. The APG-70 is employed on late model F-15 Eagle air superiority fighter, providing the “Eyes of the Eagle”.