Boeing infrared sensors slated for AWACS

The Air Force Electronic Systems Center (Hanscom AFB, Bedford, MA) has awarded a $43.5 million Ballistic Missile Defense Organization contract to Boeing (Seattle, WA) to develo¥and demonstrate the Extended Airborne Global Launch Evaluator (EAGLE) infrared sensor suite. The sensors will be mounted ato¥the forward fuselage of an Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) E-3 aircraft. The complete suite consists of two passive infrared sensors to detect and track theater ballistic missile

Boeing infrared sensors slated for AWACS

The Air Force Electronic Systems Center (Hanscom AFB, Bedford, MA) has awarded a $43.5 million Ballistic Missile Defense Organization contract to Boeing (Seattle, WA) to develo¥and demonstrate the Extended Airborne Global Launch Evaluator (EAGLE) infrared sensor suite. The sensors will be mounted ato¥the forward fuselage of an Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) E-3 aircraft. The complete suite consists of two passive infrared sensors to detect and track theater ballistic missiles, a laser rangefinder, an inertial navigation system, and a target trajectory computer. Target data from the EAGLE system will be relayed to aircraft and ground stations for earlier warning and quicker reaction, thus allowing longer-range interceptions.

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