Raytheon Company's family of Active Electronically Scanned Array radars for fighter jets has surpassed more than 1 million operational flight hours with two U.S. services and four international customers. Raytheon, the first company to produce AESA radars for tactical aircraft, delivered its 1,000th production unit in May.
Raytheon's AESA radars have been the primary targeting sensor on F-15 Eagles, F/A-18 Super Hornets and E/A-18 GROWLERs ® in every major U.S. air combat operation since the mid-2000s, including:
- Operation Enduring Freedom
- Operation Iraqi Freedom
- Operation Odyssey Dawn
- Operation Unified Protection
- Operation Inherent Resolve
"Raytheon AESAs have been the eyes of every major air combat operation since the mid-2000s," said Eric Ditmars, vice president of Secured Sensor Solutions at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems. "Our AESAs deliver combat proven capabilities to pilots that help them prosecute their missions and return home safely."
The company is investing in AESA technologies to ensure today's fighters maintain their edge for decades to come while also developing advanced radar capabilities for the next generation of tactical aircraft.