Military Embedded Systems

IRST21 Block II sensor system contract won by Lockheed Martin


November 29, 2018

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Colin Crawford

ORLANDO, Fla. Prime contractor Boeing has tapped Lockheed Martin for phase II of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Block II Infrared Search and Track (IRST) program for the U.S. Navy. The contract is valued at $108 million.

Under contract, Lockheed Martin will complete development, platform integration, flight test, and qualification of the IRST21 Block II sensor system. These efforts will enhance IRST21's detection, tracking, and ranging capabilities in radar-denied environments.

The IRST21 sensor system uses state of the art infrared search and track technology to passively detect and track airborne threats in radar-denied environments.


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