Fire control radars
provide the precision of bearing and range.
However, while Moscow makes bold claims about the counter-stealth capabilities of their S-400 and S-300V4 air defense systems, the fact remains that even if Russian low-frequency search and acquisitions radars can detect and track tactical fighter-sized stealth aircraft such as the F-22 or F-35, fire control radars
operating in C, X and Ku bands cannot paint low observable (LO) jets except at very close ranges.
PMU-2 is more capable than the PMU-1 at detecting more targets of smaller size at greater ranges, can pass targeting data to fire control radars
at a faster rate, can fire missiles faster and control more missiles, can employ missiles of greater range and accuracy, and can reload missiles faster.
Further, the company said it will model, test, analyse and evaluate all aspects of tactical fire control radars
for performance; provide software experts to design, develop and maintain tactical computer programs at top quality; besides, program management; system integration; radar performance modelling and simulations; "at-sea" and field testing; and different engineering disciplines, such as systems, mission, security, safety, communications and networks.
AECOM will model, test, analyze and evaluate all aspects of tactical fire control radars
for mechanical, electrical, functional and sustainable performance.
The APG-68(V)9 enables engagement of air-to-air and air-to-surface threats with greater accuracy and at greater ranges than legacy F-16 fire control radars
. The radar provides autonomous, all-environment, precision air-to-surface targeting with a high-resolution synthetic aperture radar ground mapping mode.
The Division offers the entire spectrum of land- and ship-based fire control radars
and surveillance radars as well as airborne radars.
Russian SAM systems have also exploited phased-array technology in SAM systems, but have applied it to multiple-target fire control radars
in the bands best suited to this function (X-band for long range, Ku-band for shorter range), relying on separate radars for volume search.
In addition to remanufacturing of the airframes, the proposed program would include 32 AN/APG-78 Longbow Fire Control Radars
, 32 APR-48A RF Interferometers, 32 Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensors, 240 AGM-114L3 and 49 AGM-114M3 Hellfire II laser-guided missiles, and 90 Hellfire missile launchers.
Israel has by far the biggest purchases in mind, top amongst them being that of a fleet of Special Electronic Mission Aircraft to eavesdrop on neighbours' radio communications and locate their radar emitters, including fire control radars
for surface-to-surface missiles.