F-14 Avionics

A Hughes AN/AWG-9 weapons control system is fitted to the F-14A and F-14B. The basic sys­tem has been modified several times since its introduction to the fleet, with the current ver­sion installed in late F-14As and all F-14B air­craft referred to as the AN/AWG-9D (or Block IVA) configuration. This system has the ability to detect airborne targets at ranges of 75 to 195 miles depending on the target’s cross- sectional area, and the ability to track 24 enemy targets and attack six of them simulta­neously at varied altitudes and distances. The AN/AWG-9 system weighs 1,320 pounds, occupies 28 cubic feet and uses a 36-inch diameter flat planar pulse-Doppler antenna. […]