Lockheed Martin's Infrared Search and Track sensor system for the U.S. Navy achieved a Milestone B approval to proceed into the engineering, manufacturing and development phase. The sensor system increased aircrews' ability to search, track and engage targets in defense threat environments.
“The successful Milestone B achievement sets the foundation for delivering IRST capability to the warfighter, and is a testament to the hard work and collaboration of the U.S. Navy and the industry team,“ said Paul Hey, IRST senior program manager in Lockheed's Missiles and Fire Control business.
Warfighters will be provided with on-board situational awareness while detecting, identifying and engaging enemy targets at extended ranges. The IRST systems has the ability to track closely-spaced targets at maximum ranges.