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Longbow delivers 500th APG-78 radar for Apache

30th June 2020 - 12:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Longbow, a JV between Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, recently delivered its 500th APG-78 fire control radar for the AH-64 Apache helicopter.

The radar was received by the Qatar Emiri Air Force.

The delivery milestone came after a five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract was awarded to the JV by the US Army in January 2020. Deliveries of the APG-78 will continue until 2028, driven by demand from new international customers.

Shalini Gupta, VP of Longbow and Northrop Grumman’s director of Longbow programmes, said: ‘The Longbow team has been delivering systems for over 20 years to the US Army and 13 international allies… Delivering the 500th unit is a recognition of the significant operational performance capabilities of reconnaissance, attack and security our Longbow radar delivers to the global customer community.’

The APG-78 radar enables Apache pilots to perform automatic target detection, location, classification and prioritisation, in all weather conditions.

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