Beryllium-aluminum alloys allow the EOTS system to acquire targets at longer distances than would be the case with other materials. Beryllium-aluminum helps to dampen vibration and signal noise to the EOTS system, which enhances the electro-optical resolution range.
May 22, 2018 IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. a leading beryllium and copper advanced alloys company, announces that Lockheed Martin (“Lockheed”) has awarded the Company a new three-year contract valued at a minimum of $7.8 million to manufacture production azimuth gimbal housings, a key component for the F-35 Lightning II’s Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS). Additional quantities on this contract are expected for spares in the last two years. The new multi-year contract is a part of Lockheed’s production ramp-up for the F-35, which continues toContinue reading