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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

US Air Force Selects Boeing for C4ISR Targeting System

Boeing received a $3 million contract to provide the Line of Sight-Short (LOS-S) laser targeting system for the U.S. Air Force.

The LOS-S is designed to support the Air Force’s Battlefield Air Operations Kit Program, with the goal of upgrading the airman’s equipment suite, Boeing said. The contract includes priced options for additional production systems, with a potential value of more than $100 million if all options are exercised.

Boeing said the system is designed to improve the effectiveness of airmen on close air support missions.

"LOS-S provides the Air Force intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting in one easy-to-use, lightweight, hand-held device,” said Mike Hettman, general manager of Boeing subsidiary Argon ST. More

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