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The Raytheon PhantomStrike radar is ready for export by 2025



by Olivia Savage

The Raytheon PhantomStrike Medium Array is on display at the 2022 Farnborough International Air Show (Janes/Olivia Savage)

Raytheon plans to have the PhantomStrike active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar ready for export by 2025.

Talking to Janes at the 2022 Farnborough International Air Show on July 20 Eric Dittmars, president of Secure Sensor Solutions Raytheon Intelligence & Space, said the company intends to export its radar by 2025 and plans to integrate the system on select platforms by the end of 2025. 2023 or early 2024.

Ditmars said the PhantomStrike AESA radar is a compact, small size, weight and power (SWaP) platform designed for light attack aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and fixed platforms.

It is available in two sizes. The smaller radar weighs about 45 kg — half the weight of current AESA radars and half the cost of a conventional radar — while the medium-sized radar weighs about 54 kg, Dittmars added.

It uses gallium nitride (GaN) power, digital beamforming and control, a digital receiver/exciter, a processor called Chirp, which was developed by Raytheon Missiles & Defense, and an air-cooled design, he said.



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