Lockheed Taps Raytheon for F-35 Sensor Development Work

Raytheon has been chosen to develop a sensor technology for F-35 pilots to obtain situational awareness and detect threats in battlespace.

Lockheed Martin said Wednesday it picked Raytheon after a competitive process for the development of the Distributed Aperture System starting with the fighter program’s lot 15.

Greg Ulmer, vice president and general manager of the F-35 program at Lockheed, said the company conducted the DAS supply chain competition as part of efforts to address cost and performance goals.

DAS is designed to gather and transmit imagery from six infrared cameras installed on the aircraft to a helmet that works to help pilots see the surrounding area.

Roy Azevedo, vice president of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems at Raytheon’s space and airborne systems business, said the company aims to help F-35 pilots maintain a tactical advantage with technology.

Raytheon aims to begin delivery of DAS technology to Lockheed in 2023.

You may also be interested in...


Anitian, Microsoft Partnership Adds Compliance Automation Tech to Azure

Anitian and Microsoft have lenabled the former's automation tool to help customers deploy workloads into the Azure cloud environment and speed up cloud migration processes.

Machine learning framework

DARPA Taps University of Massachusetts, Amherst for Machine Learning Framework Development

A University of Massachusetts, Amherst laboratory has received a contract fom the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to design a framework for machine learning in support of the Ditto - Intelligent Auto-Generation and Composition of Surrogate Models project.

William Irby COO Martin UAV

William Irby Named Martin UAV COO, Sean Olds Appointed CFO

William Irby, a nearly three-decade aerospace and defense industry veteran, has joined unmanned aircraft system manufacturing company Martin UAV as chief operating officer.