AN/APR-48A Radar Frequency Interferometer for AH-64D variants


archieved Lockheed martin AN/APR-48A brochure (for AH-64D).
more modern AN/APR-48B(for AH-64E) brochure can be found here:

Current RWR system lacks a key HUD element (azimuth), which makes it difficult to quickly determine where radar waves are coming from.

The AN/APR-48A Radar Frequency Interferometer (RFI) is the avionics of the AH-64D variant and can solve this problem.

Independent of the RWR system (AN/APR-39A), the AN/APR-48A performs direction finding (DF) of radar waves, boresighting of electro-optical (EO) sensors to the direction of radar wave reception, and passive ranging of radar waves.

All AH-64D versions in the game are modeled with AN/APR-48A devices.
Screenshot of a British AH Mk.1 and it’s rotor mast is attached as an example

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Some possible ways of Implementation:

  1. create a new FCR lock-on key for the RFI signal.
  2. borrow the third-person, first-person radar target indicator available on AA vehicles (see following screenshot). Also need an UI element that indicating which direction the EO sensor is currently pointing.
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The second approach is preferred because it is less disruptive.

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Apparently, I can’t use AH-64D technical manual since it is restricted to DoD members and contractors


Shouldnt this be posted in suggestion/bug reports instead of machinery of war? Posting it here does nothing but pique player interest unfortunately

I did, for suggestion - helicopters and it got rejected. Didn’t post it to bug report since it is not implemented feature, rather than a bug. If it can be reported to issue/bug section then please let me know.

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You should ask a moderator why your suggestion was rejected. They’ll tell you if you ask.

They might string you along for a while tho cuz they seem to like doing that too…