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Lockheed Martin awarded Lot 9 M-TADS/PNVS contract

5th May 2014 - 16:44 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Lockheed Martin will produce and deliver 17 Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) systems to the US Army under a $80.6 million production contract announced on 5 May. The order covers systems to be installed on US Army AH-64 Apache helicopters, and systems for export to the Indonesian Army.

The Lot 9 contract includes eight systems and spares for the US Army, and nine for the Indonesian Army. Indonesia has become the 13th international customer to select the M-TADS/PNVS system.

M-TADS/PNVS provides Apache pilots with long-range, precision engagement and pilotage capabilities for safe flight during day, night and adverse weather missions. 

Lt Col Steven Van Riper, US Army Apache sensors product manager, said: ‘This production lot directly supports the AH-64E production line. Being able to 'bundle' our procurement with one of our Foreign Military Sales partners increases our buying power.’

Matt Hoffman, M-TADS/PNVS program director, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, added: ‘The M-TADS/PNVS system is helping save lives of our US and allied troops by giving Apache pilots the ability to engage targets accurately, and by improving situational awareness.’

The contract extends production of the system through July 2016.

AH-64E Apache Guardian

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