Boeing wins $100M targeting system contract

Boeing has won a contract to improve the Line of Sight-Short laser targeting system for the U.S. Air Force.

Boeing Co. has won a $3 million contract with the Air Force for an improved laser targeting system.

The system is called the Line of Sight – Short integrated targeting system, and Boeing will provide design, development, delivery, training and sustainment for it.

Total contract value could rise to $100 million if options are exercised, Boeing said in a release.

The targeting system offers improved target detection, recognition, laser designation and friendly-fire avoidance capabilities. It is meant to improve the effectiveness of battlefield airmen on close air missions, the company said.

"Our mission is to deliver complete C4ISR solutions that meet our customers' need for actionable information," said Mike Hettmann, general manager of Boeing subsidiary Argon ST and director of Tactical Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance.

"LOS-S provides the Air Force intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting in one easy-to-use, lightweight, hand-held device,” he said.