U.S. Navy Super Hornets Set to Receive IRST Upgrade




The U.S. Navy (USN) has awarded Lockheed Martin a US$4 million contract for the technology development phase of a programme to upgrade its Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fleet with an Infrared Search and Track (IRST) capability. Lockheed Martin’s IRST is a passive, infrared sensor system that enables long-range detection and weapons-quality track of air and ground targets under normal and electronic attack environments. The Super Hornet IRST will be mounted on the aircraft’s cen...
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