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EO/IR Special Report: Lockheed Martin promotes IRST sensors

14th February 2018 - 14:00 GMT | by Wendell Minnick in Singapore


Lockheed Martin was promoting its Infrared Search and Track (IRST) sensors for regional fighters in the Asia-Pacific region at Singapore Airshow 2018. 

Paul Lemmo, vice president of Missiles and Fire Control/SOF CLSS at Lockheed Martin, gave a presentation at the exhibition on the company’s progress in the IRST field.

Lockheed offers two types of sensor pods for US fighters, starting with the IRST21 for the USN’s F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, and the Legion Pod for the USAF’s F-16 Fighting Falcon and F-15C Eagle.

Both sensors provide passive, long-range detection of airborne threats, and they scan, detect, sort, track and

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Wendell Minnick


Wendell Minnick

Wendell Minnick (顏文德) was Shephard's Senior Asia Correspondent throughout 2017 and 2018. Wendell is an …

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