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LINTHICUM, Md.Northrop Grumman Corp. engineers unveiled the Scalable Agile Beam Radar – Global Strike (SABR-GS), which will be used for the U.S. Air Force's B-1B Lancer. The SABR-GS, multi-function, active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, was developed as an affordable, low risk radar retrofit solution.
The announcement was made at the 30th Anniversary B-1 Reunion held at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas.
The new radar has advanced operational capabilities and provides greater system reliability than the older passive ESA. Is large synthetic aperture radar maps, advanced image processing, and its sensor integration enable a situational awareness advantages and provide the aircraft with intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, (ISR) and targeting capabilities. Northrop Grumman engineers also leveraged open architecture standards to integrate data from other onboard sensors.