Application of slow light linear delay to squint-free (true-time delay) steering of phased array radar antennae is discussed. Theoretical analysis is provided on true-time delay radar requirements, including delay precision, amplitude precision, and bandwidth. We also discuss an improvement to the slow light technique based on stimulated Brillouin scattering by using a Faraday rotator mirror that provides temporally stable, linear (with pump power) delay, applicable to practical implementations. Future directions are considered.© (2009) COPYRIGHT SPIE--The International Society for Optical Engineering. Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.