15 Maret 2012
APG-68(V)9 radar (photo : Defense Industry Daily)
Northrop Grumman has won an $87.8 million contract to provide 43 APG-68(V)9 pulse-Doppler radar sets for Iraq, Oman and Thailand.
A contract announcement by the US Department of Defense says Iraq will receive 22 units, Oman 15 and Thailand six. All work related to the contract is expected to be completed by 31 March 2015.
The APG-68(V)9 is designed to replace the APG-66 radar found on the Lockheed Martin F-16.
According to Northrop, the new radar is lighter, has 33% greater range in the air-to-air mode, and lower support costs than the radar it replaces. It can be fitted to an aircraft in approximately two days.