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ATFLIR system for Navy Super Hornets to see repairs

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May 06, 2020

Emma Helfrich

Associate Editor

Military Embedded Systems

ATFLIR system for Navy Super Hornets to see repairs
Photo by Jarrod A. Schad courtesy of the U.S. Navy.

ANDOVER, Mass. Raytheon won a $325 million contract for repair of the Advanced Targeting Forward Looking Infrared System (ATFLIR) in the F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft for the U.S. Navy, according to the Pentagon.

The ATFLIR is a multi-sensor, electro-optical targeting pod used to provide navigation and targeting for military aircraft in adverse weather and uses precision-guided munitions such as laser-guided bombs.

According to Raytheon, the system is used to provide navigation and targeting for military aircraft in adverse weather, and is intended to replace the Navy's AN/AA-38 Nite Hawk pod.

In May 2019 Boeing was awarded a $163.9 million contract to continue modernizing the F/A-18 fighter jet fleet under the service life modification program, which is expected to extend the operation life of Super Hornet fighter jets from 6,000 flight hours to 10,000 flight hours.

 

 

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