Boeing pulls in $100M Air Force laser targeting contract

Boeing's Defense, Space and Security unit has won a contract potentially worth as much as $100 million to furnish the Air Force with a lightweight, compact laser targeting system designed to help airmen improve their performance on close air support missions, the company said Feb. 20.

Under the agreement, Boeing will handle the design, delivery and training for the Line of Sight – Short (LOS-S) integrated targeting system, and also priced options for production systems, the company said. The initial contract value is $3 million.

LOS-S, which is an evolution of a previous system, offers improved target detection, recognition, laser designation and friendly-fire avoidance capabilities in a single lightweight unit, the company said.

The new targeting system supports the Air Force's Battlefield Air Operations Kit Program and its goal of upgrading the battlefield airman's equipment suite.

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