A nice person from Raytheon handed me a brochure this morning on the company’s AESA fighter radars. I usually file such documents straight into the wastebasket, but this one got my attention.
You can look it up here.
On page 2, you’ll find a silhouette of an F-16 with a radar pictured in the nose called the RANGR.
Presumably, this means it’s the Raytheon Anti-Northrop Grumman Radar. (Or, perhaps Raytheon Active Next Generation Radar, but that’s no fun.)
This must be Raytheon’s ticket for exporting AESA on F-16s, including in the upcoming competition in India for a multi-role fighter. It’s also presumably a candidate for other single-engine fighters, such as the Gripen and the A-50. I’ll keep my eye on this one.
And I probably won’t fill my trash can with marketing brochures so quickly any more.