October 26, 2021
Technology

U.S. Military Aircraft to Get Deadlier Than Ever With New Sensor Technology

As technology progresses, so are the systems used by the U.S. military in combat. Researchers are currently developing a feature that will improve weapon systems by incorporating automated scanning and detection of enemy targets.

Called the Full-Spectrum Targeting (FST), the program led by Army Futures Command (AFC) seeks to advance next-generation sensor technology in order to provide the aircraft with the standoff distance and speed needed to react faster than the enemy.

Developed by the C5ISR — the Army’s applied research and advanced technology development center — the new sensor technology has already been integrated into a Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk. The aircraft was used as a replacement for the Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) at the Experimentation Demonstration Gateway Event (EDGE) that took place this month.

During an air assault exercise, the…

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