Lockheed Martin Delivers 200th Electro-Optical Targeting System For F-35 Fighter Jet

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Lockheed Martin Delivers 200th Electro-Optical Targeting System For F-35 Fighter Jet
Lockheed Martin F-35 Electro-Optical Targeting System (Image:Wikipedia)

Lockheed Martin has delivered the 200th Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS) for the F-35 Lightning II.

Lockheed Martin is delivering F-35 EOTS under Low-Rate Initial Production contracts with a total of 367 systems ordered to date. Planned production quantities for the F-35 exceed 3,000 aircraft with deliveries through 2030, the company said in a statement Thursday.

All 200 systems have been delivered on time or ahead of schedule for aircraft integration.

F-35 EOTS also received a low-risk rating in its Production Readiness Review, which was conducted in October 2015 by the F-35 Joint Program Office. The review assesses a program's implemented strategies to reach and sustain full-rate production requirements.

The F-35 EOTS is a first sensor to combine forward-looking infrared and infrared search and track functionality to provide F-35 pilots with precise air-to-air and air-to-ground targeting capability. EOTS allows aircrews to identify areas of interest, perform reconnaissance and precisely deliver laser- and GPS-guided weapons while maintaining a stealthy profile.

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