Monday, September 24, 2012

Lockheed to Modernize Apache Helicopter Avionics

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $111 million Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor(M-TADS/PNVS) Performance Based Logistics (PBL) contract by U.S. Army.

The PBL contract is a firm-fixed price, comprehensive sustainment solution that enables mission readiness, reduces Operations and Support (O&S) costs and drives reliability and maintainability improvements.

The contract consists of a one-year base and three one-year options extending through December 2015. The total four-year contract value is $375 million.

M-TADS/PNVS modernizes the U.S. Army’s TADS/PNVS, known as the “eyes of the Apache,” by upgrading the infrared sensors and associated electronics.

M-TADS/PNVS provides Apache pilots with the most advanced long-range, electro-optical precision engagement and pilotage capabilities to ensure mission success and flight safety in day, night and adverse-weather missions.