Raytheon's Compact, Half-Priced Gallium Nitride AESA Radar

Raytheon has unveiled a new compact gallium nitride Active Electronically Scanned Array Radar (AESA) that it claims will cost about half the price of fire-control radars on the market today.

Lower-cost, smaller AESA radars are a critical enabling technology for several aircraft types, including “attritable” unmanned air vehicles (UAV) and light-attack aircraft. Both types have emerged in recent years as low-cost solutions for aerial combat.

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