ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin wins U.S. Army deal for provision of logistics support for the targeting and politage system aboard Apache D/E helicopters.
The performance-based logistics contract for the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor, or M-TADS/PNVS, will enable the system's mission readiness and reliability and reduce operation and support costs.
Lockheed Martin said $31.8 million was obligated to it under the one-year base contract. The award has provisions for four one-year options and has a potential overall value of $424 million.
"We work hard to ensure that our PBL customers have the highest availability rates possible, and we back that up with a team of field representatives who stay ready around the clock, around the world," said Mike Taylor, director of M-TADS/PNVS international and sustainment programs at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control.
The M-TADS/PNVS system provides long-range, precision engagement and pilotage capabilities in all weather conditions, More than 1,350 M-TADS/PNVS systems and spares have been delivered by Lockheed Martin to the U.S. Army and international customers since 2005.