Northrop reveals lightweight radar plan for Lockheed's F-16




 
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November 9th, 2007  
rock45
 

Topic: Northrop reveals lightweight radar plan for Lockheed's F-16


Northrop reveals lightweight radar plan for Lockheed's F-16
By Stephen Trimble

Northrop Grumman is designing a new active array radar for the Lockheed Martin F-16, as the company seeks to defend its suddenly vulnerable monopoly on the fighter's main sensor equipment.

Northrop currently supplies the mechanically scanned APG-68 and the APG-80 agile beam radar for US and foreign F-16 customers, but its four-decade-old lock on the market has recently come under attack.

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November 9th, 2007  
A Can of Man
 
 
Competition is a good thing.
November 9th, 2007  
rock45
 

Topic: Market


I was hoping somebody would reply to this. This is a huge market that Northrop Grumman didn't let slip past. There are thousands of Vipers out there that possible sales could be made and it's bigger then just radar's too. Think about it in basic terms when you bring in your car for repairs you don't just have one thing fixed right? While you'll there and the cars up on the lift you might as well do this and that too. This will keeps the Vipers production lines and parts producing factories open longer. So if you can't afford or not allowed to buy a shiny new F-35 no problem were still maintain your old one step right up. Market coverage and just smart business bad news for the French I think and others too.
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