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Longbow receives ROK AH-64E Apache radar order

13th September 2013 - 09:59 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman joint venture, Longbow, will supply the Republic of Korea (ROK) with Longbow Fire Control Radars (FCRs) for the AH-64E Apache attack helicopter under a $51 million foreign military sales contract announced on 12 September.

Under the contract, Longbow will provide the ROK with six FCR systems, spares and in-country support. Production will run through 2016.

The Longbow FCR provides Apache aircrews with target detection, location, classification and prioritisation. The radar allows automatic and rapid multi-target engagement over multiple terrains and through any battlefield obscurant.

Tom Eldredge, president and director of Longbow programs at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, said: ‘The ROK is the 10th international customer for Longbow systems. The Longbow FCR is a battle-proven radar system that will provide ROK Apache pilots with increased situational awareness, survivability and lethality.’

Mike Galletti, director of Tactical Sensor Solutions-Aviation, Northrop Grumman Land and Self Protection Systems, added: ‘The Longbow FCR team will provide the ROK with a product that promotes greater regional security and provides warfighters with the highest level of protection while increasing the international Apache footprint.’

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