Lockheed Martin produces 850th precision targeting system for F-35  

The company's Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS), a key capability of the F-35 Lightning II, enables pilots to precisely deliver air-to-air and air-to-ground munitions 

Lockheed Martin produces 850th precision targeting system for F-35  

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Lockheed Martin has manufactured its 850th Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS) for the F-35 stealth fighter. This unique system for the fifth-generation stealth fighter provides the pilot with precision air-to-air and air-to-ground targeting functions.

Lockheed Martin said that the system combines a number of capabilities, such as infrared search and track capability, intelligence collection, and precision delivery of laser and GPS-guided weapons, all while maintaining the aircraft’s stealth and providing the pilot with a high level of situational awareness.

The new systems are installed in production lot 13 of the F-35. While manufacturing 850 of the systems, the EOTS team has reduced the number of defects as well as improved cost savings.

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