Taking the Red Eye: Detecting Enemy Aircraft

Posted July 8, 2013 at 9:00am

Imagine being able to detect an enemy aircraft without having to rely solely on radar. Thanks to infrared search and track (IRST) technology, fighters like the F/A-18 Super Hornet will have the ability to seek out and defeat threats that try to conceal themselves to traditional sensors.

Recently, Boeing rapidly developed and tested in an actual flying environment an IRST solution that enables pilots to see a clear picture via an aircraft’s heat signature. In the future, that capability could be the difference in aerial combat, keeping Super Hornet ahead of any potential threats that could emerge. Click here to learn more.