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Unread post25 Oct 2003, 16:20

Anyone know which is the best radar on the market?
What is the main difference between an APG and an AN/APG?


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Unread post25 Oct 2003, 16:36


In the US Tri-Service Designation System for Electronic Equipment the AN is the optional joint service indicator, indicating that a piece of equipment is used by more than one service (e.g. Air Force and Navy).

The keyword is of course <I>optional</I>, so to answer your second question, AN/APG and APG mean the same thing.

You can find more information about the meaning of designations in F-16.net's <a href="modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&artid=25&page=1">US Tri-Service Designation System for Electronic Equipment</A> article.

As for your first question regarding the best radar on the market, I don't really know enough about radars to answer that, but I'm sure someone else will be able to offer some interesting thoughts.

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Unread post25 Oct 2003, 17:50

Best radar? Depends on the application but I would venture the B-2, F-22 and JSTARS have the best in their respective applications.

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