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Saudis receiving Longbow fire control radars

June 13, 2013 at 1:08 PM   |   Comments

ORLANDO, Fla., June 13 (UPI) -- Fire Control Radars for Saudi Arabia's AH-64 Apache Attack helicopters will be provided by Longbow LLC, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman.

Longbow said the $90.6 contract includes spares and support for the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command and National Guard.

"Saudi Arabia is emerging as one of the largest international users of the Longbow systems," said Mike Taylor, Longbow LLC president and director of Longbow programs at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. "The AH-64E Longbow FCR's new radar electronics unit provides greater processing power and provision for significant growth while reducing weight and maintenance costs."

The Longbow FCR provides target detection, location, classification and prioritization for engaging multiple targets in all weather conditions.

"The Longbow FCR team values our ability to provide Saudi Arabia with a product that will promote greater regional security while providing warfighters with the highest level of protection," said Mike Galletti, director of the Tactical Sensor Solutions-Aviation business unit for Northrop Grumman's Land and Self Protection Systems Division.

The number of units to be delivered was not disclosed.

Topics: Mike Taylor
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