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Lockheed Martin May Soon Start Producing F-21 Fighter In India

Tuesday, June 2, 2020   (0 Comments)

By Staff Writer  |  June 1, 2020  |  Defence Aviation Post


US defense giant Lockheed Martin may soon start producing F-21 in India. Lockheed-built Indian F-21 combines the F-16 “Fighting Falcon” multirole fighter configuration with an advanced Northrop built APG-83 AESA, advanced computer display, high-definition cockpit systems, conformal fuel tanks, missile warning sensor, helmet-mounted cueing system, new Electronic Warfare systems, along with a triple-rail AIM-120 launcher “allowing the F-21 to carry 40% more air-to-air weapons than previous F-16 designs.

Lockheed Martin has agreed to manufacture F-21 fighters in India with the Indian defense firm Tata Advanced Systems Limited. The new AN/APG-83 AESA radar nearly doubles the range of existing radar systems (AN/APG-80 AESA radar), enabling much more substantial detection and targeting capability. The capabilities of this advanced Northrop Grumman AN/APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR), a multifunction active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, are derived from Northrop Grumman’s family of highly successful 5th generation fighter AESA radars, the F-22’s APG-77 and F-35’s APG-81. Range: 370 km (230 miles). READ MORE...

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