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Lockheed Martin Receives $260 Million M-TADS/PNVS Production Contract

The U.S. Army has awarded Lockheed Martin a $260 mil- lion follow-on production

LONGBOW Apache to support current operations remains high," said U.S. Army Apache Sensors Product Manager Lt. Col. John Vannoy. "LONG- BOW Apaches are deployed everywhere our ground forces

contract for the combat-proven Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS), also known as Arrowhead®, for the AH-64D Apache attack helicopter.

The Lot 7 contract includes

M-TADS/PNVS systems as well as Arrowhead kits, plus spares, for delivery to U.S. Army and several international customers. More than 1,000 kits will be delivered with the completion of the Lot 7 contract, which extends production through April 2013.

"Demand by commanders for the Arrowhead-equipped


are deployed, to ensure they remain safe and decisive in combat 24/7, worldwide." The Arrowhead kit modern- izes the U.S. Army's TADS/PNVS, known as the "eyes of the Apache," by upgrading the infrared sensors and associated electronics. Arrowhead provides Apache pilots the most advanced long- range, electro-optical precision engagement and pilotage capa- bilities, ensuring safe flight during day, night and adverse- weather missions. "Field Commanders describe Arrowhead as a game-changing system in combat," said Bob


Gunning, vice president of Apache Fire Control at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. "Maintenance time is down and operational time is up; reports from users are that performance has been terrific. We have a great team working the program for us as the Army prepares to modernize the remaining legacy compo- nents of the original TADS/PNVS system" Gunning said.

Lockheed Martin rolled out the first Arrowhead system to the U.S. Army in May 2005, and completed integration on the first Apache helicopters in June 2005.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 136,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technol- ogy systems, products and servic- es. The Corporation's 2009 sales from continuing operations were $44.5 billion. ◆

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