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Lockheed Martin eyes export market for Legion Pod

17th July 2015 - 14:52 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in London


A new multi-function sensor pod developed by Lockheed Martin to give aircraft infra-red search and track (IRST) capabilities could soon be exported to foreign customers.

Known as the Legion Pod, the passive sensor system can be integrated onto a weapon hardpoint to enable airborne platforms to track and engage aerial targets without using an active radar.

Earlier this month the podded system completed a successful first flight from Fort Worth, Texas, on board an F-16 aircraft.

Lockheed Martin is positioning the Legion Pod as a possible option for the US Air Force which is currently searching for a production-ready IRST

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Grant Turnbull


Grant Turnbull

Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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