Lockheed Martin awarded targeting system production contract

  • 23-Jun-2010 07:59 EDT
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The AH-1Z Cobra used by the U.S. Marine Corps features a Target Sight System that scans the battlefield without emitting trackable radar, positively identifying and tracking multiple targets at ranges beyond the maximum range of its weapons system.

The Naval Surface Warfare Center awarded Lockheed Martin a $44 million follow-on production contract for the Target Sight System (TSS), the fire-control system for the U.S. Marine Corps' AH-1Z Cobra. The agreement authorizes production of 18 additional units. The TSS includes a laser designator, color TV, and a third-generation midwave, forward-looking IR sensor with advanced image processing, providing Cobra pilots with enhanced capabilities to acquire, track, and designate targets. Lockheed Martin received the initial TSS production contract for 16 units in March 2008 and delivered the first unit in June 2009. The system is produced at facilities in Ocala and Orlando, FL.

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