Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Figure 1: AN/APY-8 Block 20 radar
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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 AN/APY-8A Block 20A (system weight < 80 lb, Dismount & Maritime Capability),
- the AN/DPY-1 Block 30 radar (system weight < 85 lb, maritime capable), and
- the original AN/APY-8 Block 20 radar (system weight 120 lb).
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.
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