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IRST Block II  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2021
Total Production: ?
Development Cost: USD$89 million
Also Known As: IRST21 Block II
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Boeing* and Lockheed Martin   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: IRST Block II
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2021
Total Production: ?
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Description: The Infrared Search and Track (IRST) Block II is an advanced sensor being developed by Boeing to allow the F/A-18E/F to detect multiple airborne targets without utilizing the radar system. The IRST Block II sensor $89 million development contract was awarded to Boeing on May 25, 2017. The US Navy expects to deploy the new sensor and fire control system onboard the Super Hornet aircraft by 2020.

IRST Block II Applications

Combat Aircraft F/A-18E Block III Super Hornet F/A-18E Super Hornet F/A-18F Block III Super Hornet F/A-18F Super Hornet

IRST Block II News

There are 4 news between
25 May 2017 and 15 Jan 2020
Wednesday, January 15, 2020Super Hornet Equipped with IRST Block II Completes First Flight
Monday, November 26, 2018Lockheed Martin to Supply IRST21 Block Sensor for Block III Super Hornet
Friday, August 17, 2018US Navy Provides Additional Funding for Development of F/A-18E/F IRST Block II Sensor
Thursday, May 25, 2017Boeing to Developed IRST Block II for the US Navy's F/A-18E/F Aircraft

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