Lockheed Martin receives $260 Million Arrowhead production contract

  • 20-Aug-2010 03:33 EDT
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Arrowhead, referred to as "The New Eyes of Apache," has Lockheed Martin’s new advanced FLIR sensors, which give Apache pilots ownership of the night.

The U.S. Army has awarded Lockheed Martin a $260 million follow-on production contract for the combat-proven Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS), also known as Arrowhead, for the AH-64D Apache attack helicopter. The Lot 7 contract includes M-TADS/PNVS systems as well as Arrowhead kits, plus spares, for delivery to the Army and several international customers. More than 1000 kits will be delivered with the completion of the Lot 7 contract, which extends production through April 2013. The Arrowhead kit modernizes the Army's TADS/PNVS, known as the "eyes of the Apache," by upgrading the IR sensors and associated electronics. Arrowhead provides Apache pilots the most advanced long-range, electro-optical precision engagement and pilotage capabilities, ensuring safe flight during day, night, and adverse-weather missions. Lockheed Martin rolled out the first Arrowhead system to the Army in May 2005, and completed integration on the first Apache helicopters in June 2005.

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