Lynx® Multi-mode Radar

GA-ASI’s Lynx is a state-of-the-art, lightweight, high-performance, multi-function radar that operates in Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and Ground Moving Target Indicator (GMTI) modes.  An all-weather sensor, Lynx provides photographic-quality images through clouds, rain, dust, smoke, and fog, in daylight or total darkness.  As a result, Lynx detects time-sensitive targets and changes on the ground that may be undetectable by Electro-optical/Infrared (EO/IR) sensors.  Additionally, Lynx’s long-range, wide-area surveillance capability provides high-resolution SAR imagery slant ranges well beyond effective EO/IR range. 

Lynx’s broad area GMTI scanning capability detects and tracks moving targets in real-time and cues aircraft EO/IR payloads or ground units for target acquisition and prosecution.    

The Lynx Multi-mode Radar sensor continues to be in deployment on manned and Unmanned Aircraft Systems throughout the world.  Lynx is utilized by the U.S. Army aboard its Sky Warrior® Alpha and Gray Eagle® UAS, and on a variety of manned aircraft, including the C-12, U-21 and DH-7.  Lynx is also utilized by the U.S. Air Force and the Royal Air Force on their MQ-9 Reaper™ UAS; by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security aboard its Predator Bs; and the Italian Air Force on its MQ-9s.  Additionally, Lynx is utilized by the Iraqi Air Force aboard its Peace Dragon manned Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft.

The Lynx product family currently consists of the AN/APY-8 Block 20 radar (system weight 120 lbs) and the AN/DPY-1 Block 30 radar (system weight < 85 lbs).


  • High-resolution imagery
  • Long-range, up to 80 km
  • High reliability, enclosed chassis
  • Low weight and volume
  • Real-time detection of vehicular movement
  • Automatic cross-cue to EO/IR
  • Available as a Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) sensor
  • Designed for use in UAS and manned platforms