By Company (Northrop Grumman)


August 2018

Raytheon Vision Systems Looking to Leverage Infrared Detector PortfolioPREMIUM

Raytheon Vision Systems (Goleta, California) is in the fortunate position of having the largest portfolio of advanced infrared detectors in the world, including mercury cadmium telluride (MCT), InSb, InGaAs, uncooled VOx microbolometers and others. Recently, the company’s III-V T2SL (Type II Superlattice)/nBn detectors have also reached a level of maturity that enabled Raytheon to win the contract for the next-generation Distributed Aperture System (DAS) for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

June 2018

Raytheon and Lockheed Martin Sign Contract for New EO-DASPREMIUM

Raytheon and Lockheed Martin have signed a contract under which Raytheon will provide the next-generation EO-DAS (Electro-optical-Distributed Aperture System) for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The new system will make use of very large format, small pixel MWIR nBn FPAs developed by Raytheon Vision Systems (Goleta, California).

May 2018

Breakthrough in T2SL Sensor Adoption PREMIUM

A breakthrough in the more widespread use of Type 2 Superlattice (T2SL) FPAs is about to occur. One of the largest infrared applications in the U.S. - the EO-DAS (Electro-optical-Distributed Aperture System) for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter - is being upgraded to T2SL FPAs (from the existing large format InSb FPAs).

The Air Force anticipates two potential upgrades.

December 2017

November 2017

October 2017

August 2017

DARPA Reimagine Program Makes Over $5 Million in AwardsPREMIUM

Revolutionizing FPA Architecture

October 2016

August 2016

DARPA WIRED Program Aims to Move Infrared Detectors to a New LevelPREMIUM

Multi-megapixel infrared imaging at room temperature for wafer-level scalable FPAs at low-cost

June 2016

APS Systems: A Future Big Market for Infrared FPAs?PREMIUM

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.

May 2016

St. Johns Optical Licenses Lead Selenide Detector FPA TechnologiesPREMIUM

Solution deposited and thermal vapor deposited.

February 2016

October 2015

Northrop Grumman Wins CIRCM AwardPREMIUM

And a Big Win for Selex ES MCT FPAs

April 2014

December 2013

October 2013

September 2013

April 2013

March 2013

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February 2013

July 2012

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April 2012

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June 2011

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May 2011

January 2011

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December 2010

New Advanced Targeting Pod Moves to Megapixel FPAsPREMIUM

Northrop Grumman is Back in the Game

June 2010

Company BriefsPREMIUM

 

March 2010

December 2009

“4th Generation” Targeting PodsPREMIUM

Northrop Grumman’s Litening G4 Jumps Ahead

November 2009

Army Makes a Second Laser Targeting Locator Module (LTLM) AwardPREMIUM

Northrop Grumman Wins with its Mark VIIE

Company BriefsPREMIUM

 

October 2009

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September 2009

May 2009

U.S. Defense Budget to Undergo Big ChangesPREMIUM

Their Effect on Infrared

December 2008

BAE Systems PbSe DevelopmentPREMIUM

Company Pursues Military, Commercial Markets

October 2008

June 2008

Lead Salts Make a ComebackPREMIUM

Imaging lead salt FPAs are poised to make a comeback for niche military applications after having almost disappeared from view.

Last month the U.S. Army awarded Northrop Grumman (Rolling Meadows) a 20 month $6.1 million contract to continue development on a two-color uncooled, midwave, Lead Selenide (PbSe) Passive Infrared Cueing System (PICS).

May 2008

April 2008

L-3 Buying Northrop Grumman’s Electro-Optical Systems BusinessPREMIUM

L-3 Communications has signed an agreement to acquire Northrop Grumman's Electro-Optical Systems (EOS) business for $175 million in cash. The EOS business had 2007 revenues of approximately $190 million in night vision goggles, weapons sights, driver viewers, image intensifier tubes and applied optics products.

October 2007

Megapixel Airborne TargetingPREMIUM

Northrop Grumman is preparing its latest Litening AT targeting pod for flight tests in November. The new Litening AT (currently called 4th Gen Litening) makes use of a 1024 x 1024 InSb FPA (18 µm pixels) detector module (made by FLIR/Indigo), a 1024 x 1024 CCD visible sensor, a new dual-band laser designator and range finder, laser spot tracker and infrared laser marker.

September 2007

Company BriefsPREMIUM

 

February 2006

Coast Guard SeeCoast to Extend Port ProtectionPREMIUM

The U.S. Coast Guard’s SeeCoast port surveillance program is adding infrared and electro-optic cameras to the Port Security and Monitoring System so as to detect, classify and track vessels.