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EO DAS  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2008
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: AN/AAQ-37, AN/AAS-37 and Electro-Optical Distributed Aperture System
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman
Parent System: EO DAS
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2008
Total Production: ?
Family Members: Silent Watch
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Description: The Electro-Optical Distributed Aperture System (EO DAS), being developed in parallel with the EOTS (Electro-Optical Targeting System), is a lightweight, affordable, high performance, multi-functional sensor array providing revolutionary situational awareness to airborne platforms. Northrop-Grumman Electronic Systems and Lockheed-Martin Missiles and Fire Control are developing the EO DAS and the EOTS for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF).

This multi-function sensor is based on the proven Sniper XR technology and will be carried internally in the F-35 multi-role fighter flush-mounted along aircraft's fuselage. This approach seeks to surround the aircraft with a protective sphere of situational awareness, warning the pilot of incoming aircraft and missile threats as well as providing day/night vision and additional fire-control capability. It will be connected to the F-35 main computer via a high-speed fiber optic interface meeting the F-35 integrated system architecture requirement.

EO DAS will support advanced full-coverage situational awareness, target recognition and precision weapons delivery. The sensor array has been designed to provide 360-degree full coverage for enhanced combat effectiveness and support for V/STOL operations. Aircraft's integrated EO DAS also will represent a revolutionary leap forward in warning/awareness systems compared with precedent systems integrated onto previous combat aircraft generations.

By mid-November 2005 Northrop-Grumman released that the EO DAS which received the AAQ-37 designation, also referred to as the AN/AAS-37, had begun flight testing installed on a BAC 1-11 avionics testbed aircraft. Three of such a sensors providing an sphere of situational awareness were integrated onto BAC 1-11 airframe. The full scale EO DAS system was expected to include up to six sensors.

EO DAS Applications


Combat Aircraft F-35A Lightning II F-35B Lightning II F-35C Lightning II F-35I Adir

EO DAS Specifications

Coverage
Azimuth Coverage: 360 �
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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EO DAS News

There are 7 news between
8 Sep 2005 and 18 Feb 2015
Wednesday, February 18, 2015Northrop Grumman Delivers 1,000th Distributed Aperture System for the F-35
Monday, February 11, 2013F-35 AAQ-37 Sensor System Demonstrates Hostile Fire Detection Capability
Tuesday, June 26, 2012F-35 AAQ-37 Sensor and APG-81 Radar Demonstrate Ability to Detect, Track, Target Ballistic Missiles
Tuesday, April 17, 2012Silent Watch Distributed Aperture System Demonstrated on Surface Vessel
Tuesday, September 7, 2010F-35 EO DAS Sensor Demonstrates Ballistic Missile Defense Capabilities
Wednesday, April 7, 2010First F-35 Lightning II with Mission Systems Enters Flight Test
Thursday, September 8, 2005F-35's Radar Conducts First Flight on BAC-1-11

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