Fleet Readiness Center Southeast Hits Bull’s Eye with Work on F-35 Targeting System
Fleet Readiness Center Southeast became the first military depot to establish the capability to repair the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter’s advanced electro-optical targeting system, known as EOTS, Aug. 30.
Photo by Clifford Davis
The ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Jacksonville facility was the culmination of a seven-year, collaborative effort between the Navy and Lockheed Martin to expand the repair base of the system that gives the stealthy fighter precise air-to-ground and air-to-air targeting ability.
“This is our inaugural EOTS depot, so we're excited they'll be able to handle these repairs instead of coming into our factory,” said Jane Algee, a Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control program manager. “We've been doing them in our own shop, and there's a lot of congestion as the production is ramping up.
“We've had excellent success with the Navy's artisans who are here.”