C4iSR: Air

Lockheed Martin wins F-15C IRST competition

20 September 2017

Lockheed Martin’s Legion Pod has been selected as the infrared search and track (IRST) system for the US Air Force’s (USAF's) Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) F-15C fleet, according to a company statement.

Lockheed Martin said on 19 September that it will produce more than 130 systems, which will be delivered for aircraft integration. Boeing, serving as the USAF’s prime contractor, source selection authority, and aircraft integrator, will award Lockheed Martin an engineering, manufacturing, and development (EMD) contract for Legion Pod in 2018.

Equipped with infrared sensor and advanced data-processing capabilities, Legion Pod provides long-range detection and tracking of airborne threats in radar-denied environments.

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