Rafael unveiled its Litening 5 targeting pod at last week's Paris air show, which should allow strike aircraft to employ guided weapons from standoff range without external support. Litening 5 employs a new sensor pack, utilizing an optical assembly and larger aperture tailored specifically for the new sensors, enabling the increased identification and recognition distance. The pod uses two FLIRS – a Mid-Wave Infra-Red (IR) and Short Wave IR (SWIR). The latter extends observation ...

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