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Friday, January 23, 2015

Israeli Air Force to install new radar in F-15I fighters

F-15I Ra'amThe Israeli Air Force (IAF) is reportedly planning to install a new advanced radar system in its fleet of Boeing-built F-15I Strike Eagle aircraft in the coming years.

Raytheon's APG-82(V)1 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar is likely to be the sensor that will be integrated into IAF's F-15I fighters to enhance its capabilities, as reported by Flightglobal.

Selection of the US-built radar instead of an Israeli-designed sensor is believed to be due to the fact that the country can acquire the APG-82(V)1 using the annual foreign military funding granted by the US.

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