By Company (Lockheed Martin)

May 2018

December 2017

November 2017

August 2017

June 2017

Transitioning T2SL FPAs into Major System Programs

Lockheed Martin’s Sniper Pod May be the First

March 2017

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

June 2016

APS Systems: A Future Big Market for Infrared FPAs?

Active Protection Systems (APS) for armored vehicles are becoming a necessity as rocket propelled grenades (RPGs) and anti-armor munitions become more effective against even the best armor. In APS systems an incoming round is detected and tracked and a counter munition is fired to destroy the round before it can damage the vehicle.

In the most recent systems, infrared FPAs are being used.

October 2015

September 2015

May 2015

March 2015

November 2014

September 2014

June 2014

December 2013

September 2013

March 2013

February 2013

October 2012

September 2012

October 2011

June 2011

April 2011

February 2011

January 2011

December 2010

New Advanced Targeting Pod Moves to Megapixel FPAs

Northrop Grumman is Back in the Game

September 2010

Raytheon Wins SDB II Program

A Trend in Seeker Technology?

July 2010

Putting 200 Million Pixels on Target

Lockheed Martin Wins ARGUS–IR Contract

June 2010

May 2010

January 2010

December 2009

“4th Generation” Targeting Pods

Northrop Grumman’s Litening G4 Jumps Ahead

October 2009

August 2009

Lockheed Martin Buying Gyrocam

A Deal That Makes Sense

May 2009

September 2008

July 2008

Multiple Kill Vehicle Seeker Development Moves to Next Phase

The Multiple Kill Vehicle (MKV) program for developing a robust mid-course ballistic missile interceptor is moving to a prototype seeker that will be able to track multiple targets and then guide multiple kill vehicles to destroy them.


May 2008

January 2008

EO/IR System for DDG 1000 Moves into Production Phase

The EO/IR system for the U.S. Navy’s next-generation DDG 1000 (Zumwalt class) destroyer (including stealth and electric propulsion) is moving into the production phase.The EO/IR system is being developed by a team being led by Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems

July 2007

June 2007

Lockheed Martin Introduces Pilotage Sensor

Lockheed Martin is introducing a new pilotage sensor for cargo and utility aircraft. The sensor was recently demonstrated on a UH-1 helicopter at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

September 2006

August 2006

June 2006

May 2006

April 2006


DARPA’s Microsystems Technology Office has awarded four 3-year contracts for the development of near room temperature (or “HOT - High Operating Temperature”) mid-wave infrared focal plane arrays. The FPAs are intended for future use in ground-based threat warning systems.

SBInet Holds Out Hope for Infrared Strategic Border Initiative

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Strategic Border Initiative program (SBInet) is shaping up to be a boon for infrared technology. SBInet has two major themes: controlling the border and immigration enforcement.

February 2006