Engineers are packing more powerful sensors into smaller and smaller forms for use on lighter aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles, giving the U.S. military unprecedented high-end multi-spectral capability from greater distances.
L-3 KEO, Northampton, Massachusetts, is being awarded an $11,120,335 contract modification for two photonics mast systems for installation on SSN 788 and SSN 789 submarines, spare photonics mast sensor, and associated engineering services. The photonics mast is a non-hull penetrating electronic imaging subsystem of the command and control system. The photonics mast incorporates visible, infrared, and electronic support measures sensors and stealth features that will provide new capabilities for attack submarines. The Naval Sea System Command, Washington, D.C., is the contract activity.