South Korean firm Hanwha Defense is keen to team up with US suppliers as a means of accessing DoD procurement programmes.
AUSA 2021: Raytheon set to sign off on new AESA radar contracts in ‘short order’
Raytheon has revealed to Shephard it plans on signing production contracts for a new lightweight, gallium nitride (GaN), active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar in ‘short order’ and will begin flight testing the system, for the first time, before the end of 2021.
Initially brought to market on 21 September, the radar weights just over 45kg – roughly one-third the weight of equivalent AESA radars – features patented cooling technology and a unique digital receiver/exciter and processor dubbed CHIRP.
At a capability level and compared to mechanically scanned arrays the new AESA will enable pilots to track air and ground targets simultaneously …
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