Elbit Systems of America manages F-16 Fire Control Radar life-cycle

FORT WORTH, Texas, 4 April 2009. Elbit Systems of America LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd., won a follow-on contract from the U.S. Air Force, Ogden Air Logistics Center, for depot-level repair services on the F-16 AN/APG-68 Fire Control Radar Modular Low Power Radio Frequency (MLPRF).

Apr 4th, 2009

FORT WORTH, Texas, 4 April 2009. Elbit Systems of America LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd., won a follow-on contract from the U.S. Air Force, Ogden Air Logistics Center, for depot-level repair services on the F-16 AN/APG-68 Fire Control Radar Modular Low Power Radio Frequency (MLPRF).

The AN/APG-68 is a long-range, Pulse-Doppler radar designed and manufactured by Northrop Grumman to replace the AN/APG-66 radar in the F-16 Fighting Falcon Aircraft.

The system, designed to detect targets for the fire control system, consists of four line-replaceable units (LRUs): an antenna, a dual-mode transmitter (DMT), the MLPRF, and a programmable signal processor (PSP).

The MLPRF provides a radio-frequency drive signal to the DMT and the basic system clocks to the other LRUs in the radar system. It receives radio-frequency signals from the antenna and converts them to video signals which are digitized and sent to the PSP for threat/target matching against the radar threat tables, before sending video to the flight crew system display.

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