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F-35 Lightning II Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS)

F-35 Lightning II Electro-optical Targeting System (AN/AAQ-40)

The Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS) for the F-35 Lightning II is an affordable, high-performance, lightweight, multi-function system that provides precision air-to-air and air-to-surface targeting capability. The low-drag, stealthy EOTS is integrated into the F-35 Lightning II's fuselage with a durable sapphire window and is linked to the aircraft's integrated central computer through a high-speed fiber-optic interface.

As the first sensor to combine forward-looking infrared and infrared search and track functionality, EOTS enhances F-35 pilots’ situational awareness and allows aircrews to identify areas of interest, perform reconnaissance and precisely deliver laser and GPS-guided weapons. In July 2013, Lockheed Martin delivered the 100th EOTS for the F-35 Lightning II.

F-35 Lightning II Electro-optical Targeting System (AN/AAQ-40)

Exceptional clarity and digital zoom enables user to clearly read stadium name.

F-35 Lightning II Electro-optical Targeting System (AN/AAQ-40)

F-35 Lightning II EOTS demonstrates superior long-range tracking capability.

F-35 Lightning II Electro-optical Targeting System (AN/AAQ-40)

F-35 Lightning II EOTS maintains robust moving track capability through overflight.

F-35 Lightning II Electro-optical Targeting System (AN/AAQ-40)

F-35 Lightning II EOTS provides exceptional clarity in urban environments.

F-35 Lightning II Electro-optical Targeting System (AN/AAQ-40)

F-35 Lightning II EOTS maintains track through obscuration.

F-35 Lightning II Electro-optical Targeting System (AN/AAQ-40)

F-35 Lightning II EOTS exceptional clarity allows detailed observations of even man-sized objects.

F-35 Lightning II Electro-optical Targeting System (AN/AAQ-40)

F-35 Lightning II EOTS tenaciously maintains track even in the midst of high line-of-sight rates.

F-35 Lightning II Electro-optical Targeting System (AN/AAQ-40)

Exceptional clarity and digital zoom enables user to clearly read stadium name.

F-35 Lightning II Electro-Optical Targeting System

The F-35 Lightning II Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS) provides precision air-to-air and air-to-surface targeting capability. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

F-35 Lightning II Electro-Optical Targeting System

Lockheed Martin announced delivery of the 100th Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS) for the F-35 Lightning II in July 2013. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

F-35 Lightning II Electro-Optical Targeting System

An F-35 Lightning II employed a Guided Bomb Unit-12 (GBU-12) Paveway II laser-guided weapon against a fixed ground tank test target Oct. 29. The F-35's Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS) enabled the pilot to identify, track, designate and deliver the GBU-12 on target. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

F-35 Lightning II Electro-Optical Targeting System

The F-35 Lightning II Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS) supports all F-35 variants, including the F-35B pictured above. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

F-35 Lightning II Electro-Optical Targeting System

The F-35 Lightning II Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS) is an essential component to the F-35’s lethality and survivability. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

F-35 Lightning II Electro-Optical Targeting System

The F-35 Lightning II Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS) provides precision air-to-air and air-to-surface targeting capability. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

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