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Lockheed to produce more M-DSA kits

4th October 2016 - 16:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Lockheed Martin will produce additional Modernized Day Sensor Assembly (M-DSA) upgrade kits and spares for US Army Apache helicopters under a $49.3 million contract announced on 3 October.

The company will produce 42 kits and spares to upgrade the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) on the AH-64E Apache helicopter. 

The M-DSA upgrade gives pilots the ability to identify targets at farther distances through an additional field of view and extended range picture-in-picture capability. Crew can also view high-resolution, near-infrared and colour imagery on cockpit displays. 

M-DSA also provides a new laser pointer marker that improves coordination with ground troops, and an updated multi-mode laser with eye-safe lasing capability that supports flight in urban environments and home-station training.

M-TADS/PNVS provides long-range, precision engagement and pilotage capabilities and increased flight safety during day and night and in adverse weather conditions. 

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