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The Northrop Grumman AN/APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) is a full-performance fire control radar for the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon and other aircraft. SABR is a multi-function active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar.[1] In a 2013 competition, Lockheed Martin selected SABR as the AESA radar for the F-16 modernization and update programs of the United States Air Force and Republic of China Air Force.[2]

Designed initially to fit F-16 aircraft with no structural, power or cooling modifications, the SABR is scalable to fit other aircraft platforms and mission areas.[citation needed]

In 2010, SABR was installed on a USAF F-16 at Edwards AFB and flew 17 consecutive demonstrations sorties without cooling or stability issues[3]

The AN/APG-83 SABR-GS (Global Strike) will be retrofitted to airworthy Rockwell B-1 Lancer airframes beginning in 2016.[4][5][6]


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