Lockheed Martin has continued development of its Advanced Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS), which offers crystal clear resolution and multi-spectral range for the F-35 Lightning II.
According to the company, the 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.
Using the same volume and weight, Advanced EOTS can integrate into the F-35 Lightning II with a 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.
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.