LM supports helo targeting, vision system

Jan. 17, 2013 at 2:30 PM

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The electro-optical fire control system on U.S. Army Apache helicopters are to receive sustainment support from Lockheed Martin.

Support for the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor system will result in improved maintenance and reduced operational and support costs.

"Lockheed Martin works closely with the U.S. Army to provide highly reliable products to the warfighter while implementing efficiencies and cost-saving measures," said Tom Eldredge, program director of M-TADS/PNVS international and support programs at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. "The U.S. government and industry teams are focused on the continuous improvement of processes, services and products that benefit our warfighters."

The contract is the first of three options under a 2012 performance-based logistics award and is worth $90.6 million. Lockheed said if all three one-year options are exercised by the Army, the overall contract's value would be $375 million.

The Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor system is an all-weather, day/night system that gives Apache pilots long-range precision engagement and flying capabilities.

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