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F-15C IRST  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2012
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: SpectIR
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Lockheed Martin
Parent System: IRST
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2017
Total Production: 150
Family Members: F/A-18E/F IRST
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Description: The F-15C IRST (Infrared Search and Track) is a long range sensor system that passively detects and tracks airborne threats in advanced electronic attack and heavy radio frequency/infrared countermeasure environments. It enhances survivability and lethality in both offensive and defensive counter-air roles and is a powerful tool for achieving air superiority. The F-15C IRST system is installed using a pod that can be transported across a wide range of platforms. It is also possible the use of a conformal fuselage mount. The IRST is the next generation of the F-14D AN/AAS-42 IRST that accumulated over 200,000 flight hours aboard US aircraft carriers. In April 2010, Lockheed Martin was awarded a contract by Boeing to integrate the IRST technology into the United States Air Force (USAF) F-15C aircraft.

The new IRST technology developed by Lockheed Martin features high resolution providing dramatically improved raid cell count at maximum ranges. Compared to a radar at a maximum range the IRST is 40 times more accurate. The information gathered by the new sensor can stand alone or be fused with other sensor data to enhance situational awareness, ensuring first-to-see, first-to-shoot capability. It also enhances the engagement range of high performance air-to-air missiles such as the AIM-120 AMRAAM. The IRST has been designed to complement the latest generations of tactical radars providing long-range detection of airborne targets with low false alarms under subsonic and supersonic speed and clutter backgrounds such as blue sky to severe mountain and urban terrain. An additional benefit is that the IRST systems are effective against low radar cross section targets while reducing the threat posed by anti-radiation missiles and radar warners.

F-15C IRST Applications

Combat Aircraft F-15C Eagle F-15SA

F-15C IRST News

There are 4 news between
28 Apr 2010 and 19 Sep 2017
Tuesday, September 19, 2017US Air Force F-15C Fleet to Get Legion IRST Pod
Monday, November 9, 2015Lockheed Martin to Sustain Saudi Arabia's F-15 Sensor Suite
Friday, February 24, 2012SpectIR IRST System Demonstrates Capability During ANG Live Fire Test
Wednesday, April 28, 2010Lockheed Martin to Provide IRST Sensor for F-15C Aircraft

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