Two contracts to produce continuous upgrading Apache U.S. Army helicopters Have Been Given to Lockheed Martin.
The awards - for upgrading of the attack helicopter's Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight / Pilot Night Vision Sensor - are worth $ 161.7 million and Ensure That Production at the company's Missiles and Fire Control's facilities in Florida will continue into 2016.
Work under the new contracts will include generation of 482 Modernized Day Sensor Assembly Modernized Laser Rangefinder Designator kits and spares.
"These two producing batches Represent our continued confidence in Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control to Provide a high-performing, high-quality, reliable LRFD for the AH-64D / E," Said Lt. Col. Steve Van Riper, U.S. Army Apache Sensors product manager of. "We look forward to our first delivery and fielding of this capability Subsequent."
"M-DSA LRFD M-kits Ongoing Reduce obsolescence while Significantly Increasing system performance," added Matt Hoffman, director of programs at M-TADS/PNVS Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. "These contracts Demonstrate the customer's commitment to our soldiers Have Ensuring superior capabilities As They carry out Their missions."