Lockheed Martin Selected To Provide Radar System for AT-63 Pampa Trainer/Light Attack Aircraft
SANTIAGO, CHILE, April 1st, 2002 -- Lockheed Martin today announced it has been selected to provide its AN/APG-67(V)4 multi-mode radar system for the AT-63 Pampa Light Attack aircraft as a subcontractor to Lockheed Martin Aircraft Argentina, S.A. "We are pleased to team with our South American colleagues to provide the first-ever radar system for the AT-63," said Dick Evans, director, airborne radar programs. "With the AN/APG-67, pilots will have increased situation awareness and fire control capabilities, which will better prepare them for modern combat engagement."
The AN/APG-67 radar system will provide the Pampa with significant air-to-air and air-to-ground detection, tracking and attack capability. The air-to-ground modes allow for identification and tracking of both fixed and moving targets on the ground. The radar can track up to 10 targets at a time, and the tracking modes allow the pilot to lock on and maintain track during high-g maneuvers. The radar is fully integrated and tested with Beyond Visual Range (BVR) missiles.
Lockheed Martin produces the AN/APG-67(V)4 at its facility in Syracuse, N.Y. The AN/APG-67 currently is used in the Taiwan Indigenous Defense Fighter aircraft. A version of the radar for the T/A-50 aircraft, which the Republic of Korea Air Force will use for training and attack, is undergoing full-scale development and is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year.
Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems-Radar Systems is a leader in the design, development and integration of radar systems, vessel traffic management, simulation and training systems, and other complex electronic systems. It serves customers including all branches of the U.S. armed forces, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Transportation and State, and defense and transportation departments of countries on six continents. NE&SS-Radar Systems employs approximately 2,300 people at its Syracuse, N.Y., headquarters and is a unit of Lockheed Martin Corporation.