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AN/APY-8 (Lynx)

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: AN/APY-8 Block 20 radar

Figure 1: AN/APY-8 Block 20A radar

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instrumented range: 47 NM (≙ 87 km)
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AN/APY-8 (Lynx)

The AN/APY-8 (Lynx) is operating in the Ku-band high resolution, all-weather synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and ground motion target indicator (GMTI) system. It generates photo-like radar images with a maximum resolution of 4 inches (approx. 10 cm) in SAR spotlight mode and tracks moving ground targets in GMTI mode.

The Lynx product family consists of

The Lynx radar system has been integrated into the Predator and I-Gnat UAV systems as the successor to TESAR and is also suitable for many manned flight platforms due to its low weight.


Picture gallery of AN/APY-8 (Lynx)

Figure 2: Lynx under the fuselage of the UAV Predator-Guardian