Raytheon wins award for infrared technology

Raytheon has received a $9m (£5.8m) contract option award from the US Navy to retrofit new infrared technology on Advanced Targeting Forward Looking Infrared pod systems for use on F/A-18C-F aircraft.

The retrofit enables US Navy aircrews to mark a target with a common visual reference that can be positively identified by both aircrew and ground troops using night-vision goggles.