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Thursday, December 3, 2009

First EOTS Sensors Delivered For F-35

Lockheed Martin in late November said it delivered the first production Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS) units for the F-35 Lightning II.

Embedded in the fuselage of the aircraft, with a faceted sapphire window, the EOTS combines forward-looking infrared and infrared search and track functionality, giving the pilot air-to-air and air-to-ground situational awareness in a single, passive sensor.

The first production units were delivered to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Fort Worth, Texas, for integration on the F-35. EOTS production is being ramped up to produce up to 200 units a year, Lockheed Martin said.
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