Infrared IRST Pod Reaches IOC On USAF F-15Cs

An F-15C Eagle from the 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron on the ramp prior to launching an AIM-9X missile using the Legion Pod, seen on the aircraft’s belly.
Credit: U.S. Air Force
A new infrared search and track (IRST) pod for the U.S. Air Force’s F-15C fleet has reached initial operating capability, the service announced Feb. 9. The Lockheed Martin-produced Legion Pod reached the milestone on Jan. 21 following test and evaluation on Boeing Eagles at Eglin AFB, Florida, and...
Brian Everstine

Brian Everstine is the Pentagon Editor for Aviation Week, based in Washington, D.C. Before joining Aviation Week in August 2021, he covered the Pentagon for Air Force Magazine. Brian began covering defense aviation in 2011 as a reporter for Military Times.

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