ORLANDO, Fla., May 3 (UPI) -- LONGBOW LLC, a joint venture company of Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, is to produce its fire control radar to India for use on the Indian Air Force's new Apache AH-64E attack helicopters.
The contract -- awarded by the U.S. Army for a Foreign Military Sales deal -- is worth $57.1 million.
The $51.7 million is obligated to Longbow, with a total not-to-exceed contract value of $116.7 million.
"With LONGBOW FCR, the Indian Air Force will receive a rapid all-weather targeting capability," said Jim Messina, LONGBOW LLC president and director of LONGBOW programs at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. "The FCR's air over-watch mode provides aircrews with 360-degree situational awareness, improving survivability and mission success."
"Our highly reliable LONGBOW FCR has been repeatedly proven in combat, protecting warfighters around the globe at an affordable cost," said Ike Song, vice president, Mission Solutions, Northrop Grumman's Land & Avionics C4ISR Division.
Production of the Indian systems will continue into early 2019, Lockheed Martin said.
The LONGBOW FCR automatically detects, locates, classifies and prioritize targets for Apache crew and enables rapid, multi-target engagement in all weather and through battlefield obscurants.