Boeing to develop targeting system

Feb. 21, 2013 at 2:53 PM

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- A lightweight and compact laser targeting system for U.S. Air Force personnel in on-the-ground combat air support missions is being developed by Boeing.

The Air Force contract given Boeing is worth $3 million and covers the systems design, development, delivery, training and sustainment. If all options were exercised, the contract value would be more than $100 million.

The Line of Sight-Short will provide improved target detection, recognition, laser designation and friendly fire avoidance capabilities. It will support the Air Force's Battlefield Air Operations Kit Program.

"Our mission is to deliver complete C4ISR solutions that meet our customers' need for actionable information," said Mike Hettmann, general manager of Boeing subsidiary Argon ST and director of Tactical Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance. "LOS-S provides the Air Force intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting in one easy-to-use, lightweight, hand-held device."

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