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Report: Northrop, Selex Partner to Offer Fighter IR Sensor Tech in US Market

Report: Northrop, Selex Partner to Offer Fighter IR Sensor Tech in US Market - top government contractors - best government contracting event

acquisitionFinmeccanica‘s Selex subsidiary has partnered with Northrop Grumman to market a Selex-designed infrared search and track sensor technology to defense customers in the U.S., Defense News reported Monday.

Tom Kington writes a Northrop spokesperson told Defense News the company will provide details of the planned offering this month.

Selex won contracts to built IRST systems for installation on the Eurofighter, Neuron unmanned combat air vehicle and Grippen aircraft, according to the publication.

IRST sensors are designed to support air-to-ground, air-to-air and ground-based threat detection activities and to counter radar jamming.

Kington said the U.S. Air Force wants an IRST technology for the military service’s F-15C planes.

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