Longbow delivers 500th APG-78 radar for Apache
The radar was received by the Qatar Emiri Air Force.
The delivery milestone came after a five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract was awarded to the JV by the US Army in January 2020. Deliveries of the APG-78 will continue until 2028, driven by demand from new international customers.
Shalini Gupta, VP of Longbow and Northrop Grumman’s director of Longbow programmes, said: ‘The Longbow team has been delivering systems for over 20 years to the US Army and 13 international allies… Delivering the 500th unit is a recognition of the significant operational performance capabilities of reconnaissance, attack and security our Longbow radar delivers to the global customer community.’
The APG-78 radar enables Apache pilots to perform automatic target detection, location, classification and prioritisation, in all weather conditions.
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