Boeing [NYSE: BA] has won a $3 million contract to provide the U.S. Air Force with a lightweight, compact laser targeting system for battlefield airmen on close air support missions, according to a company statement.
The contract includes options that, if exercised, would increase its total value to more than $100 million.
“Our mission is to deliver complete C4ISR solutions that meet our customers’ need for actionable information, ” said Mike Hettmann, general manager of Boeing subsidiary Argon ST and director of tactical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.
Boeing is expected to provide the design, development, delivery, training and sustainment for the line of sight – short integrated targeting system and the priced options for production systems.
LOS-S works to improve target detection, recognition, laser designation and friendly-fire avoidance capabilities in a single lightweight unit.
It supports the Air Force’s battlefield air operations kit program and its goal of upgrading the battlefield airman’s equipment suite.
“LOS-S provides the Air Force intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting in one easy-to-use, lightweight, hand-held device, ” Hettmann said.