The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) has taken delivery of an additional Selex GRIFO fire control radar during a ceremony in Italy.
The radar is used for the modernisation of FAB's Northrop Grumman-built F-5 light supersonic fighter aircraft fleet.
Weighing less than 100kg, the GRIFO is a fourth-generation, X-band coherent, pulse-Doppler multimode-multirole fire-control radar designed to provide advanced performance to both new and upgraded aircraft.
Fitted with a powerful avionic radar air cooler transmitter, the modular radar can be easily integrated with modern avionic suites, and fully interfaced through a hands on throttle-and-stick (HOTAS) command, for a cost-effective solution.
Selex ES chief executive officer Fabrizio Giulianini said the success of the GRIFO radar demonstrates the critical importance of continual investment in sustaining company products.
''Thanks to this commitment, GRIFO has today begun an evolving technological roadmap for electronic scanning which will guarantee the system's success for many other years to come,'' Giulianini said.
Designed for installation in a range of combat aircraft, the GRIFO radar can operate in several modes, including an air-to-air mode and air-to-surface mode to effectively support multi-role missions.
In addition to this, the radar features modes for supporting navigation, a flight-proven suite of functions to combat electronic threats and modes for the search and identification of targets with high resolution imaging capability.
Apart from Brazil, the radars are also used by the air forces of Singapore, Czech Republic, Pakistan and South Korea, in seven different types of aircraft.
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