Close-up view of Lockheed Martin's Legion Pod sensor system
Orlando - UPI
Lockheed Martin introduced sensor system that can track and target multiple targets in radar-denied environments.
The multi-function system is called Legion Pod and combines Lockheed Martin's IRST21 infrared sensor with networking and data processing technology for detection and tracking targets.
"Legion Pod fills a critical need for today's warfighters, providing unique detection and tracking data for joint targeting operations," said Ken Fuhr, director of fixed-wing programs at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. "As a flexible, production-ready system, Legion Pod can be quickly procured and integrated to meet current and emerging customer requirements."
Lockheed Martin said the system was developed using its own funds and is available to support the current F-15C infrared search and track program of record and is also suitable for other platforms.
Initial flight tests of the system will be conducted this year, with additional testing in 2016, the company said.
Additional details on the system were not disclosed.