SELEX Galileo’s RAVEN AESA radar supporting Gripen NG weapon system
07:00 GMT, April 21, 2010 Edinburgh | SELEX Galileo’s prototype of its Raven ES-05 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar, the Raven 1000P, is playing a key role in the Saab Gripen Next Generation flight proving and demonstration programme.The programme has been very successful, demonstrating radar modes in flight
as well as showing the effectiveness of the SELEX Galileo and Saab team in integrating the radar into the weapon system and proving real capability in very short timescales.Both air-to-air and air-to-ground modes have been integrated with great success
and the expected performance has been achieved. Particular focus was placed on the air-to-ground capability and Raven 1000P produced excellent medium and high resolution SAR imagery at long ranges.
Trials will continue and capability insertion will take place at the appropriate points in the development schedule.
SELEX Galileo, a Finmeccanica Company, is a key provider of leading edge sensors for the most advanced fighters. In recent months, SELEX Galileo has been selected by Saab to supply two key sensors: the Raven ES-05 and the Infrared Search & Track (IRST) system SKYWARD-G.
Raven ES-05 is a high performance, premium class fire control radar. Building on over 50 years of fire control radar experience, Raven ES-05 delivers greater performance and higher reliability than comparable mechanically scanned radars.
With the Raven ES-05 and with the IRST, the Company will be guaranteeing the full mission effectiveness of the next generation aircraft Gripen NG.http://www.defpro.com/news/details/14657/
I guess it's only on paper...
Above comment "stracture " I interpret that as structure... There's a Gripen NG demonstrator flying since 2 years. If India is interested in 2010+ technology in both aircraft design and avionics then they shouldnt look at Rafale which is locked in a 1970s design. To take lessons from reduced signature work you need to update major sections of the aircraft ever so often with new designs and materials, this is what Saab is doing to NG together with adding more power.