Designed to replace EOTS, the F-35's current electro-optical targeting system, Advanced EOTS incorporates a wide range of enhancements and upgrades, including short-wave infrared, high-definition television, an infrared marker and improved image detector resolution.
With significant capability and performance enhancements, Advanced EOTS ensures that F-35 pilots can stay ahead of these threats, detecting targets faster and at greater distances while remaining unseen.
Aluminum-beryllium materials and castings provide favorable cost/benefit advantages for technically demanding applications such as EOTS
that require a combination of ultra-light weight, high stiffness, mechanical stability and thermal properties.
We have come together on our JSF EOTS
team to bring the laser experience and expertise critical to JSF program success.
This first contract is for production of OEM aircraft fitted with EOTS
systems and spares for low-rate initial production (LRIP) lots 7 and 8.
The contract covers the production of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) aircraft fitted with EOTS systems and spares for seventh and eighth low-rate initial production (LRIP) lots.
The EOTS assembly is designed for all three fifth generation F-35 variants and planned production quantities are estimated to reach more than 3,000 aircraft with deliveries through 2035.
th] F-35 EOTS is one step closer to ensuring all F-35 pilots can perform their missions and return home safely.
Lockheed Martin is currently producing EOTS under the seventh low-rate initial production contract.
The CATBird's dynamic flight environment provides the first opportunity to test and evaluate how EOTS integrates into the F-35's fused sensor architecture," said Rich Hinkle, program director of F-35 EOTS at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control.
0 software system test, EOTS operated in an integrated mode and collected aircraft navigation data for sensor alignment.
The output of EOTS
is used to direct anti-aircraft guns of the vehicle.