Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Radars

Scalable Agile Beam Radar on a F-16MFAS for TritonAN/APG-77 built for the F-22Types of AESA RadarsAN/TPS-80 G/ATOR Setup

Scalable Agile Beam Radar on a F-16

Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) for the F-16

MFAS for Triton

Multifunction Active Sensor (MFAS) for Triton

AN/APG-77 built for the F-22

AN/APG-77 for the F-22

Types of AESA Radars

AESA Radars

AN/TPS-80 G/ATOR Setup


As a pioneer in AESA radar, Northrop Grumman has been at the forefont of AESA innovations for over 60 years. Today, our expertise continues to define trends in technologies, and we offer more proven and affordable AESA solutions than anyone else.

That's why we're a leader in multi-mission radar solutions from sea to outer space.

Northrop Grumman AESA Radar Systems

Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) for the F-16

SABR optimizes radar system performance within existing power and cooling allocations of legacy F-16s worldwide and will make these F-16 fleets relevant for decades to come.

AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR)

A highly mobile multi-mission radar system designed to fully support worldwide expeditionary requirements, Northrop Grumman's AN/TPS-80 G/ATOR system provides multi-faceted detection and tracking capabilities to enable engagement of a wide range of hostile threats, and offers robust air traffic control capabilities to ensure the safety of Marines worldwide.

AN/APG-77: AESA radar for the F-22 Raptor

Northrop Grumman is responsible for the overall design of the AN/APG-77 radar system, including the control and signal processing software. Northrop Grumman also has responsibility for radar systems integration and test activities.


The APG-80 is designed to search continuously for and track multiple targets within the forward hemisphere of the aircraft. As a result of increased operational flexibility, pilots will be able to simultaneously perform air-to-air search-and-track, air-to-ground targeting and aircraft terrain-following.

AN/APG-81: AESA radar for the F-35 Lightning II (JSF)

The radar is designed to enable F-35 pilots to effectively engage air and ground targets at long range, while also providing outstanding situational awareness for enhanced survivability.

AN/ASQ-236 AESA Radar Pod

The ASQ-236 is a tactical Ku-band AESA radar pod.

AN/ZPY-1 STARLite Small Tactical Radar - Lightweight

Weighing just 65 pounds, the AN/ZPY-1 STARLite compact SAR/GMTI/DMTI radar system is ideal for equipping a variety of manned and unmanned aerial system platforms for mission-critical tactical reconnaissance.

AN/ZPY-2 Multi-Platform Radar Technology Improvement Program (MP-RTIP)

The MP-RTIP radar uses active electronically scanned array (AESA) technology and commercial off-the-shelf hardware to deliver long range, very high-resolution synthetic aperture radar (SAR), ground moving target indicator (GMTI) capabilities and air target tracking.

AN/ZPY-3 Multi-Function Active Sensor

The AN/ZPY-3 MFAS is a 360-degree field-of-regard active electronically scanned array radar designed for maritime surveillance.

Highly Adaptable Multi-Mission Radar (HAMMR)

HAMMR features a compact, lightweight ground configuration that employs an active electronically scanned array (AESA) antenna technology from airborne fighter aircraft.

Multirole Electronically Scanned Array (MESA) Radar for the 737 AEW&C

The MESA radar provides air-to-air coverage, air-to-surface coverage, integrated identification friend or foe, special track beams and focused sector operation.

Vehicle and Dismount Exploitation Radar (VADER)

VADER will allow accurate Ground Moving Target Indicator (GMTI) data and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery to be readily available to ground commanders in real time.