Taiwan Military News: Taiwanese military to sell radars soon after F-16 upgrade. Fighter jets’ radars will be upgraded, but old radars are still valuable in the international weapons market.
Taiwan Military News: Taiwanese military to sell radars soon after F-16 upgrade
MilitaryEzyInfo.com – According to Taiwan News, the Taiwanese military has announced plans to resell old F-16 radars as soon as its F-16 fighters receive the new radars.
Taiwan’s F-16s have received the new AN/APG-83 AESA radar as part of their upgrade to the Block 70 variant. However, according to Liberty Times, the old APG-66 radar is still available and valuable on the international weapons market.
Such radars can be installed on F-16A/B fighter jets used by foreign air forces, a person familiar with the situation suggested.
After Taiwan completes the modernization of its aircraft, more than 100 APG-66 radars will be sold under U.S. regulations, the proceeds of which will go into the national treasury.
The value of the old radars is not yet clear. Taiwan purchased 150 F-16s from the US in 1992 and received them in 1997.
According to Northrup Grumman, the AN/APG-83 is equipped with all-weather, high-resolution synthetic radar mapping that provides pilots with a wide range of imagery for more accurate target identification and attack information.