Lockheed Martin awarded VNsight sensor production contract

  • 19-Oct-2011 02:48 EDT
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VNsight is integrated into the Modernized PNVS, the pilotage system of the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS), also known as Arrowhead, for the AH-64D Apache attack helicopter.

The U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin a $19 million follow-on production contract for the VNsight low-light-level TV capability for Apache attack helicopters. The VNsight visible/near IR sensor provides Apache pilots with significant tactical advantages, particularly in low-light-level conditions. VNsight is integrated into the Modernized PNVS, the pilotage system of the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS), also known as Arrowhead, for the AH-64D Apache attack helicopter. The VNsight Lot 2 production contract will supply 112 sensors and spares for four U.S. Army Apache battalions, plus additional Foreign Military Sales sensors. Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control produces the VNsight lens and serves as the system integrator, while Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors in Akron, OH, provides the sensor's camera.

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