Though Lockheed Martin lost an opportunity a year ago to sell as may as 17,000 of its advanced tri-mode seekers to the U.S. Air Force for its Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) II contract, company officials say the service remains interested in its technology. The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory [AFRL] has signed a five-year agreement with Lockheed Martin to “assess the viability of its cooled tri-mode seeker for integration onto Air Force weapon platforms,” according to the company’s Aug. 26 ...


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