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Saudi Arabia orders AN/APG-63(V)3 radars for its F-15SA fighter jets

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World Defense & Security News - Saudi Arabia
 
 
Saudi Arabia orders AN/APG-63(V)3 radars for its F-15SA fighter jets
 
The US-based defense contractor Boeing secured an $18.3 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide AN/APG-63(V)3 radars for Royal Saudi Air Force's F-15SA fighter jets, the US Department of Defense announced on Feb. 6 on its website.
     
Saudi Arabia orders AN APG 3 V 3 radars for its  F 15SA fighter jets 640 001A RSAF F-15SA undergoing flight tests with USAF pilots
(Credit: USAF)
     
"Work will be performed predominantly at Forest, Mississippi, and is expected to be complete by March 31, 2017. This contract is 100 percent foreign military sales to Saudi Arabia," the US DoD stated.

The contracting activity is the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, the US DoD added.

Saudi Arabia launched a $30 bn program in 2010 to upgrade its fleet of 68 F- 15S multi-role fighters to the SA (Saudi Advanced) standard and for the purchase of 84 newbuild F-15SA fighter jets. This ambitious program includes acquisition of up to 170 APG-63(V)3 radar. The first of 152 F-15SA Eagle fighter aircraft arrived in the Kingdom on 13 December, 2016.

The APG-63(V)3 all-weather multimode radar is a more modern variant of the APG-63(V)2, applying the same AESA technology utilized in Raytheon's APG-79.