Military Embedded Systems

Joint Effects Targeting System II prototype to be developed for U.S. Army by Leonardo DRS


October 31, 2023

Dan Taylor

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

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ARLINGTON, Virginia. Leonardo DRS won a contract from the U.S. Army to produce a prototype of the Joint Effects Targeting System II (JETS II), a next-generation multi-sensor targeting technology designed for forward observers, the company announced in a statement.

The 30-month performance prototype contract is will allow the company to develop a system that equips forward observers with the ability to call in precision munitions effectively across various combat scenarios, ideally resulting in increased target success rates and enhanced protection for ground-based warfighters, the statement reads.

The Army wants a system that inclues a substantial reduction in weight and heightened precision accuracy, the company says.

The JETS II system is intended to be a man-portable, handheld solution designed for rapid target acquisition, precise location determination, and better engagement with both precision-guided and unguided munitions, the statement reads.

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