Lockheed Martin has won the development contract for the Joint Common Missile (JCM), next-generation air-to-ground missile which will be carried by U.S. Army, Navy and Marines rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft. The systems design and development (SDD) contract consists of a 14-month risk reduction phase and a 36-month testing/integration phase to ready the JCM for initial production.
ElOp Electro-Optics Industries Ltd. is forming a joint venture with OHB-System AG.
Type II Superlattice (SL) infrared detectors have long been known to have considerable potential for use over a wide spectral range (3 to 20 µm). However, these detectors have mainly stayed in the laboratory because of difficulties in fabrication and passivation.
The U.S. Army has awarded Boeing a contract for 233 FLIR upgrades for the Avenger mobile air defense system.
Computerized Thermal Imaging Inc. (CTI) has received a Medical Device License from Health Canada to market its Breast Cancer Imaging System (BCS2100) in Canada.
The U.S. Army has asked Raytheon to double its production rates of Thermal Weapon Sights (TWS).