Lockheed Martin has delivered the 400th Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS) for the F-35 Lightning.

The 400th EOTS was completed under the 11th Low-Rate-Initial Production (LRIP) contract and each system was delivered on time or ahead of schedule say the company.

“Achieving this milestone demonstrates the growth and dedication of the F-35 EOTS programme,” said Michael Williamson, vice president of Sensors & Global Sustainment at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control.

“We are proud to develop and integrate a system that assists F-35 pilots with completing their missions safely and effectively. The EOTS team is committed to system quality, on time deliveries and continuously driving down costs while increasing the performance of the F-35 EOTS sensor.”

Lockheed say that the EOTS is the world’s 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.

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