LegionPod will be first infrared tracking system for USAF F-15C fleet
ORLANDO, Fla. Lockheed Martin's LegionPod has been selected as the infrared search and track (IRST) system for the U.S. Air Force's F-15C fleet; the Air Force has ordered more than 130 systems for Lockheed Martin to produce and deliver for aircraft integration.
The LegionPod is equipped with the company's IRST21 infrared sensor plus advanced data-processing capabilities for the purpose of long-range detection and tracking of airborne threats in radar-denied environments.
The Boeing Company -- on tap to act as the U.S. Air Force's prime contractor, source selection authority, and aircraft integrator -- will award Lockheed Martin an engineering, manufacturing, development, and production contract for Legion Pod in 2018. Under the terms of the Boeing/USAF contract, Lockheed Martin will deliver its first Legion Pod for the program in 2018, with additional deliveries planned for 2019.