Boeing recently announced that the U.S. Navy flew an F/A-18 Super Hornet tactical aircraft equipped with an Infrared Search & Track Block II pod for the first time in late 2019.The IRST Block is a passive, long-range sensor incorporating infrared and other sensor technologies for targeting. The new version a key part of Block III upgrades to the Super Hornet, which are to be delivered to the Navy in 2021.

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