ACTIVE ELECTRONICALLY SCANNED ARRAY
(AESA) FIRE CONTROL RADAR
Vixen 1000E is a high performance AESA radar designed for fighter/interceptor aircraft building on over 60 years of fire control radar experience. Vixen 1000E features an innovative roll-repositionable AESA antenna to provide a full ±100º field of regard allowing maximum situational awareness and platform survivability. This Wide Field of Regard (WFoR) allows the aircraft to turn away after missile launch, whilst still maintaining datalinks to the missile.
The highly reliable AESA transmit-receive module technology incorporated in Vixen 1000E significantly improves system availability leading to reduced lifecycle costs. Vixen 1000E is part of a family of AESA Radars delivering greater performance and higher reliability
than comparable mechanically scanned radars and offers all the advantages of multi-function AESA arrays with significant through life cost savings.
The Vixen 1000E Radar has been designed from the outset to meet worldwide fire control radar detection and target tracking needs combined into one efficient modular system. The Vixen 1000E builds on common modular units for a scaleable system architecture to meet the needs of fire control and intercept radar operational requirements whilst remaining resistant to radar countermeasures.
The AESA antenna is coupled to fully digital multi-channel exciter/receiver and processor
Line Replaceable Units (LRUs). These provide a comprehensive mode suite which includes air-to-air, air-to-surface, interleaved and support functions, which can be readily adapted or extended in software to meet future needs