AN/APG-68(V)9 Multimode Fire Control Radar

AN/APG-68(V)9 Multimode Fire Control Radar

AN/APG-68(V)9 Delivers Enhanced Performance and Lower Support Costs

The APG-68(V)9 enables engagement of air-to-air and air-to-surface threats with greater accuracy and at greater ranges than legacy F-16 fire control radars.

The radar provides autonomous, all-environment, precision air-to-surface targeting with a high-resolution synthetic aperture radar ground mapping mode.

AN/APG-68(V)9 Benefits

  • Faster, farther aerial target target acquisition, with 33% greater air-to-air range than legacy radars
  • Synthetic aperture radar ground mapping mode
  • Reduced weight, power, and cooling
  • 25%-45% lower support costs
  • Higher reliability with greater than 120% MTBF improvement over legacy radar
  • Compatible with LITENING and other EO pods
  • Compatible with EW systems
  • Compatible with AMRAAM, AIM-9X, and other missiles and GPS weapons such as JDAM, JSOW and WCMD
  • Retrofit kit can be installed in approximately 2 days on the flight line
  • Robust logistics base, with hundreds of systems fielded
  • Compatible with all F-16 avionics suites.

Northrop Grumman has been developing, integrating and producing F-16 fire control radars for 36 years. This includes three variants of the APG-66; eight variants of the APG-68; the APG-80 Airborne Electronically Scanned Array (AESA), developed specifically for the F-16 Block 60; and the Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) AESA. The company's long heritage in fire control radars also includes fire control radars for the B-1, F-22 and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.