F-14 Radar Antenna|
The F-14s fire control and radar system is one of the most advanced in the world. The AN/AWG-9 weapons control system can detect and track countermeasures-equipped targets at ranges of 195 miles, depending on target size. Up to 24 targets can be tracked simultaneously. Destruction of targets firing the Hughes AIM-54 missile took place at ranges in excess of 125 miles! The F-14D received a new radar system, the AN/APG-71 radar that enables multiple tracking, too, with twice the range of the AN/AWG-9 radar.
Until 1988, nearly 800 AWG-9 systems were built for the Navy and some 80 for the Iranian Air Force. In 1989 the production of the new APG-71 radar system began for the F-14D, but production ended only a few years later when the F-14D production and remanufacture plans were cancelled.
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