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IRST Doping for F-18s

IRST Doping for F-18s October 21, 2017

The US Navy decided to use an advanced version of Lockheed Martin-made IRST21 sensor system on Boeing F/A -18 E/F fighter jets. The Block 2 version of IRST21 system will be integrated onto the aircraft with this $100 million decision. The new system will enable the Super Hornets to detect and identify targets from a longer distance. IRST21 sensor systems will be placed on the nose of the central fuel tank.

Lockheed Martin's long-range passive radar IRST21 uses infrared detection system to search for aerial targets.

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