Loral successfully tests electro-optical long range photography system for U.S. Air Force.SYOSSET, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--September 19, 1995--Loral Fairchild Systems, a division of Loral Corporation Loral Corporation was a small Bronx defense contractor on the verge of bankruptcy when in 1972 it was acquired by Bernard Schwartz, who over the course of the next two decades built it into a major player in the global aerospace and defense industry, acquiring sixteen other defense (NYSE NYSE
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Notification of the system's success is important because Loral Fairchild Systems is delivering 12 systems under a $32 million Air Force contract, which called for Loral to develop, test and deliver the EO-LOROPS systems and installation kits and ground stations. Additionally, the successful tests open the prospect of sales to countries in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
To conduct the airborne tests required under the Air Force contract, two systems were delivered and flown on an RF-4C aircraft. All test data, collected from October 1994 through January 1995 at Hill AFB AFB
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The EO-LOROPS will provide the Air Force and the Department of Defense with the capability to collect precise, identification quality images from 40 nautical nau·ti·cal
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When the EO-LOROPS program began in 1989, the Air Force intended to deploy the electro-optical systems on the RF-4C aircraft. But because of the RF-4C's retirement, the Air Force and the contractor community have begun discussions to decide which platform will be used to carry the EO-LOROPS systems. Additionally, the U.S. Navy is considering a podded EO-LOROPS system for the F/A-18, and has purchased two systems under the Air Force contract.
Loral Fairchild Systems produces airborne reconnaissance systems, infrared sensors for surveillance and missile seekers, aircraft cockpit and space cameras, electronic combat equipment, and training and simulation systems.
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