Saudis Want Raytheon AESA Radar On F-15s

By David A. Fulghum

A major sticking point on the sale by the U.S. of 84 new F-15S strike-fighters to Saudi Arabia is the degree of sophistication of the long-range aircraft’s radars.

New digital radars with active, electronically scanned array (AESA) antennas can increase surveillance and targeting ranges by three times. They can create ground maps with enough resolution to find small, moving targets. With the ...

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