SAAB offers GaN-based sensor for Indian fighter aircraft

16th February 2017
AESA fighter radar and electronic warfare suite uses latest GaN and SiC substrates

Defence and security company Saab has announced that it is offering a GaN-based fighter sensor package for the Indian Tejas LCA Mk1A fighter aircraft. The package consist of a state-of-the-art Saab Airborne Electronically Scanned Array AESA fighter radar closely integrated with a compact electronic warfare suite using GaN based AESA technology.

The AESA fighter radar is developed by Saab with antenna technology based on the latest technologies using GaN and SiC substrates in combination with the latest generation of exciter/receiver and processor technology, giving optimum installed performance in a dense signal environment.

The radar has a complete mode suite which includes air-to-air, air-to-ground and air-to-sea capabilities. A built-in memory provides a tool to record a large amount of data from performed flights. 

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