The president of Turkish Defence Industries, ?smail Demir, revealed the brand new Aselsan AESA radar on 10 November, saying the system might be retrofitted onto the Turkish Air Pressure’s (TuAF’s) F-16 Combating Falcon fighter plane and Akinci unmanned aerial car (UAV), in addition to the longer term Turkish Fighter Experimental (TF-X)/Nationwide Fight Plane (MMU). Turkey’s Aselsan has created a brand new lively electronically scanned array (AESA) radar as a part of OZGUR venture that goals to modernize Turkey’s Lockheed Martin F-16 Block 30 fleet. Turkey owns 270 F-16C/Ds, however the OZGUR modernization will solely cowl 35 Block 30 plane.

Aselsan’s Murad AESA radar makes use of the newest Gallium Nitride (GaN) expertise. This multifunctional radar is able to simultaneous air-to-air, air-to-ground, air-to-sea missions and has digital assault capabilities. An lively electronically scanned array (AESA) is a kind of phased array antenna, which is a computer-controlled array antenna wherein the beam of radio waves may be electronically steered to level in numerous instructions with out shifting the antenna. Within the AESA, every antenna ingredient is related to a small solid-state transmit/obtain module (TRM) underneath the management of a pc, which performs the features of a transmitter and/or receiver for the antenna.


The Turkish Air Pressure’s has 174 F-16C and 58 F-16D plane in its stock. The F-16 is the mainstay of the TuAF’s front-line fight aviation drive, with the single-seat C and twin-seat D fashions having been in near-continuous upgrades since their introduction within the late Nineteen Eighties. The improve contains extending the F-16’s flight hours from 8,000 hours to 12,000 hours — and avionics modernization. The modernization features a new mission laptop, a system interface unit, new cockpit coloration shows, hydraulic gas gauge, engine show display, new nationwide identification buddy/foe system, new radar warning receivers, and an inertial navigation system.