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Wednesday, 21 December 2016

US Navy Orders 12 Infrared Search & Track (IRST) Systems for its F/A-18 Super Hornet

The U.S. Navy recently placed an order with Boeing for the procurement of 12 low-rate initial production Infrared Search and Track (IRST) systems. Intended for the F/A-18 Super Hornet, the IRST system provides "see first, strike first" capability. It was developed and integrated by Boeing and Lockheed Martin and initally received approval from the U.S. Navy to enter low-rate initial production in January 2015.

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