The first B-52 bomber aircraft belonging to the U.S. Air Force has arrived in San Antonio for upgrades as part of the radar modernization program.
The American strategic bomber B-52 will receive an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar as part of the radar modernization program.
Both Boeing and Raytheon are involved in the upgrade process, with Boeing being the original equipment manufacturer for the B-52 aircraft.
The company announced on its Twitter account that the aircraft will have improved navigation, targeting, and tracking capabilities. It will also have high-resolution mapping and the ability to engage multiple targets simultaneously.
The new radar is a crucial factor in enhancing the aircraft’s long-range confrontation capabilities, preparing it for highly effective operations.