L-3 Display Systems was awarded a contract from Boeing to provide the Multi-Purpose Display (MPD) on the AH-64D Apache. The 6.25-inch x 6.25-inch MPD is a form, fit, function backward- and forward-compatible system that keeps life-cycle costs to a minimum, while providing improved product reliability, assured long-term availability, performance enhancements and product growth provisions, the company said.
This contract was awarded in October 2011, and manufacturing and product deliveries are under way.
“The MPD contract expands our successful, long-standing relationship with The Boeing Company and the U.S. Army AH-64D Apache team in delivering high-resolution displays with unmatched performance to meet warfighter operational requirements and environmental conditions,” said Bruce Coffey, president of L-3 Display Systems. “L-3 DS will provide a low-risk and best-value MPD that meets or exceeds our customer’s specifications, goals, needs, schedules and business objectives.”