Turkish F-16s get new locally made radar

According to reports, Turkish defense company ASELSAN will equip Turkey’s F-16 with a new nose radar.

The F-16 AESA Nose Radar Development Project was launched to meet the need for modernization of the radars of the F-16 aircraft in the Air Force Command inventory with new generation radars that have Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) antenna technology.

Turkey acquired its first F-16 Fighting Falcons in the 80s. Last month, it was reported that the new electronic warfare system for the Turkish F-16s, the SPEWS-II developed by ASELSAN, had successfully completed tests and entered into use.