Lockheed Martin has unveiled a new sensor system that is designed to help aircraft detect targets.
The Legion Pod multifunction sensor incorporates Lockheed Martin’s IRST21 infrared sensor, networking and data processing technology to track airborne targets, Lockheed Martin said Thursday.
Ken Fuhr, director of fixed wing programs at Lockheed Martin’s missiles and fire control unit, said the company intends for the sensor system to address the warfighters’ detection and tracking requirements for joint targeting missions.
Legion Pod is also developed to accommodate additional sensors within its structure to fulfill multiplatform needs of clients.
The technology is compatible with the F-15C infrared search and the multidomain adaptable processing system.
Lockheed Martin plans to conduct the initial flight tests in 2015 and additional flight tests in 2016.