Scalable Agile Beam Radar - Global Strike (SABR-GS)

SABR-GS AESA radar for the B-1 bomber  

Supporting the global strike mission

Northrop Grumman’s SABR-GS active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar leverages proven, cutting edge technologies to create a decisive advantage in the global strike mission. With an already active production line SABR-GS is an off-the-shelf, ready-to-integrate system built to extend the life of the legacy bomber fleet. See farther, faster, and with more accuracy than ever before.

  • Faster ground searches: SABR-GS’s electronically scanned beams enable much faster ground searches, resulting in earlier and longer range target detections and tracking.Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) mapping and processing: SABR-GS provides highly detailed SAR maps. Northrop Grumman’s image and video processing algorithms automatically scan entire SAR maps, precisely locating and classifying targets of interest and greatly reducing workload.
  • Multiple modes: SABR-GS incorporates proven hardware and operating software modes from Northrop Grumman’s F-35 and F-22 AESA radars.. Approximately 85% of SABR-GS’s new mode software suite comes directly from the AN/APG-81 radar used on the F-35.
  • Open architecture processing: SABR-GS uses open architecture standards to manage data from multiple sensors. These open architecture principles enable continued innovation and affordability for the life of the system. Advanced video processing allows for interleaved radar modes, moving maps and EO/IR imagery.
  • Survivability: SABR includes robust and proven electronic protection to counter advanced threats.

Maximum performance, reduced cost

With SABR-GS, economies of scale and advanced technologies make exceptional performance affordable. SABR-GS will share an assembly facility, selected parts and a unified logistics network with other Northrop Grumman AESA radars. Software commonality with the AN/APG-83 SABR and the F-35’s AN/APG-81 radar will further reduce costs and enhance interoperability and supportability within the bomber fleet.