Active Electronically Scanned Array, or AESA, radars give fighter pilots the edge – finding targets first, identifying them and defeating them. And now outfitted with GaN – Raytheon Intelligence & Space’s AESA radars provide aircrews with greater engagement ranges, improved accuracy and increased reliability. Our AESA technology ensure mission success.

Pilots can only see so far with just their eyes. Former airmen share the importance of AESA and how the technology ensures mission success.

APG-33 to PhantomStrike: 80 years of RI&S radars

Starfire cockpit

Raytheon Intelligence & Space has been at the forefront of tactical fighter radar technology since the mid-1940s. Now with over 1,000 AESA radars delivered and over a million flight hours, take a look at our decades of nonstop innovation to deliver unmatched mission success and aircrew survivability.

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AN/APG-79 AESA Radar aircraft mounted


The APG-79 AESA radar can be steered at nearly the speed of light. It’s the radar of choice for F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and F/A-18 Hornet aircraft.

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An artistic rendition of jets with radars, showing lasers to represent tracking.


Our APG-82 AESA radar gives pilots longer range and better multi-target tracking, making them more effective in the battlespace.

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Compact AESA Radar


A light, affordable compact radar for any platform. Delivering unmatched radar dominance and decision superiority to air, sea and land platforms.

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B52 over water

B-52 AESA Radar

Enhancing the B-52’s mission readiness and combat effectiveness.

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