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Lockheed Martin continues Advanced EOTS development


Lockheed Martin has continued development of its Advanced Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS), which offers crystal clear resolution, unmatched multi-spectral range and significant cost savings for the F-35 Lightning II.


Lockheed Martin Continues Advanced EOTS Development Lockheed Martin's family of embedded Electro-Optical Targeting Systems (EOTS) (Picture source: Lockheed Martin)


Advanced EOTS includes a larger aperture and provides pilots with multi-spectral sensing options such as high-resolution Mid-Wave IR, Short-Wave IR and Near IR. Utilizing the same volume and weight, Advanced EOTS is effortless to integrate into the F-35 Lightning II with the "plug and play" feature.

Additionally, because of increased reliability and reduced costs per operating hour, Advanced EOTS is expected to provide more than $1 billion in life cycle cost savings for users.

"We understand the importance of providing pilots with the most advanced technologies available today," said Michael Williamson, vice president of Sensors & Global Sustainment at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control.

Lockheed Martin is prepared to integrate Advanced EOTS on the F-35 should customers require the upgrade as part of F-35 follow on modernization. Advanced EOTS was funded through internal investment and was vetted through Operational Analysis against the most demanding F-35 missions. It provides enhanced performance for both air-to-air and air-to ground day and night missions.

With Advanced EOTS, customers get significantly expanded capabilities, greatly increased performance, higher reliability and sizable sustainment savings.


Lockheed Martin Continues Advanced EOTS Development2 Difference between EOTS (left) and Advanced EOTS (right) (Picture source: Lockheed Martin)