Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
. 24/7 Space News .




Subscribe to our free daily newsletters



TECH SPACE
Lockheed Martin's INFIRNO sensor makes first Black Hawk flight
by Geoff Ziezulewicz
Orlando, Fla. (UPI) Jul 13, 2016


Longbow receives Apache radar upgrade contract
Orlando, Fla. (UPI) Jul 13, 2016 - Longbow LLC, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, has been awarded an $89 million U.S. Army contract to upgrade Apache helicopter fire control radar systems, Lockheed announced Wednesday.

The contract includes production of 84 radar electronics units and software upgrades, Lockheed said in a statement.

Production at Lockheed's Florida facilities and Northrop's Maryland faciility is extended through January 2019 under the contract.

The Longbow fire control radar's electronics units reduce the size, weight and power requirements of such a capability, while increasing reliability, Lockheed said.

The system provides Apache air crews with automatic target detection, location, classification and prioritization while enabling rapid, multi-target engagement in all weather, over multiple terrains and through battlefield obscurants.

Lockheed Martin's INFIRNO sensor system recently completed its maiden flight on an H-60 Black Hawk helicopter, the company announced.

The company-funded test validated INFIRNO's ability to detect, identify and track targets from airborne platforms, Lockheed said in a statement.

Integrated into the nose of the Black Hawk, the sensor met test objectives that verified line-of-sight stability and image quality over more than eight flight test hours.

INFIRNO's 15-inch turret features high-definition, mid-wave infrared and color sensors, advanced image processing, multi-mode tracker, laser designator/range finder and geo-location capabilities.

The sensor enables users to deploy laser-guided munitions and to conduct long-range intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions.

INFIRNO can also be integrated on to ground and maritime platforms.

The system's modular components can be maintained or upgraded without removing the entire turret from the aircraft, a design Lockheed said reduces the need to replace entire systems and lowers the overall life cycle cost.

Thanks for being here;
We need your help. The SpaceDaily news network continues to grow but revenues have never been harder to maintain.

With the rise of Ad Blockers, and Facebook - our traditional revenue sources via quality network advertising continues to decline. And unlike so many other news sites, we don't have a paywall - with those annoying usernames and passwords.

Our news coverage takes time and effort to publish 365 days a year.

If you find our news sites informative and useful then please consider becoming a regular supporter or for now make a one off contribution.

SpaceDaily Contributor
$5 Billed Once


credit card or paypal
SpaceDaily Monthly Supporter
$5 Billed Monthly


paypal only

.


Related Links
Space Technology News - Applications and Research






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

Previous Report
TECH SPACE
New record in microwave detection
Espoo, Finland (SPX) Jul 12, 2016
Aalto University scientists have broken the world record by fourteen fold in the energy resolution of thermal photodetection. The record was made using a partially superconducting microwave detector. The discovery may lead to ultrasensitive cameras and accessories for the emerging quantum computer. The first of the two key enabling developments is the new detector design consisting of tiny ... read more


TECH SPACE
NASA camera catches moon 'photobombing' Earth

Russia to spend $60M in 2016-2018 to fund space voyages to Moon, Mars

Russian Moon Base to Hold Up to 12 People

US may approve private venture moon mission: report

TECH SPACE
Mars Canyons Study Adds Clues about Possible Water

Curiosity Mars Rover Enters Precautionary Safe Mode

Frosty Cold Nights Year-Round on Mars May Stir Dust

Mars Canyons Study Adds Clues about Possible Water

TECH SPACE
Disney theme park in Shanghai nears a million visitors

Sensor Technology Could Revolutionize What You Sleep On

Return to light for underground astronauts

Mathematical framework prioritizes key patterns to accelerate scientific discovery

TECH SPACE
China commissions space tracking ship as new station readied

Dutch Radio Antenna to Depart for Moon on Chinese Mission

Chinese Space Garbageman is not a Weapon

China to launch its largest carrier rocket later this year

TECH SPACE
New Crew Members, Including NASA Biologist, Launch to Space Station

Russian New Soyuz-MS Spacecraft Docks With ISS for First Time

NASA Highlights Space Station Research Benefits, Opportunities at San Diego Conference

Three astronauts blast off for ISS in upgraded Soyuz craft

TECH SPACE
Ukraine, US aim to launch jointly-developed space rocket

SpaceX to launch key 'parking spot' to space station

Russia to Continue Rocket Engine Supplies to US Under Existing Contracts

India launches 20 satellites in single mission

TECH SPACE
Behind the scenes of protostellar disk formation

Lush Venus? Searing Earth? It could have happened

Graduate researchers lead exoplanet discoveries

Teenagers at Keele University Discover Possible New Exoplanet

TECH SPACE
Passive Attitude Control For Small Satellites

Rice's 'antenna-reactor' catalysts offer best of both worlds

'Green' electronic materials produced with synthetic biology

'Jumping film' harnesses the power of humidity




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News






The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2017 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. All articles labeled "by Staff Writers" include reports supplied to Space Media Network by industry news wires, PR agencies, corporate press officers and the like. Such articles are individually curated and edited by Space Media Network staff on the basis of the report's information value to our industry and professional readership. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement