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