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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

IBS Delivers Components to Lockheed Martin’s F-35

Juliet Van Wagenen

[Avionics Today 07-15-2015] IBC Advanced Alloys has delivered its first completed Beralcast azimuth gimbal housing components to Lockheed Martin for the F-35 Lightning II Electro Optical Targeting System (EOTS).

Lockheed Martin F-35
Lockheed Martin F-35. Photo: Lockheed Martin

EOTS provides multi-function targeting to the F-35's full spectrum of military operations. The sensor combines forward-looking infrared and infrared search and track functionality to provide F-35 pilots with situational awareness and air-to-air and air-to-surface targeting from a safe distance. The technology enables aircrews to identify areas of interest, perform reconnaissance and precisely deliver laser- and GPS-guided weapons.

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