Lockheed offering U.S. Army helicopter mission equipment package

Aug. 5, 2013 at 3:52 PM
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BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A universal and adaptable mission equipment package for helicopters is being offered to the U.S. Army by Lockheed Martin.

The mission equipment package features open architecture and future airborne capability environment software design and meets the requirements of the military's Joint Multi-Role/Future Vertical Lift rotary wing program.

"Working with the JMR customer, we look forward to providing a highly adaptable package that can be applied across multiple platforms," said Ed Whalen, Lockheed Martin rotary wing capture lead.

"The U.S. Department of Defense and Lockheed Martin have invested billions of dollars to create advanced technology mission equipment packages, such as that in the F-35 Lightning II. The JMR program offers the opportunity for the U.S. Army to leverage this investment and many others in its vertical lift program through open architectures and Lockheed Martin's advanced avionics, sensors and weapons."

Lockheed Martin's new product leverages the corporation's success in developing, manufacturing, integrating, fielding and sustaining the M-TADS/PNVS, Hellfire, F-35 Electro-optical Targeting System, Target Sight System, SH/MH-60, Merlin and A-10, the company said, but additional explanation was not given.

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