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Friday, August 26, 2011

L-3 to Provide Enhanced Displays for Apache Helicopter

L-3 Communications has received a firm-fixed price contract from Lockheed Martin to develop a new 5-x-5-inch color Active Matrix Liquid Crystal Display (AMLCD) assembly for the U.S. Army's AH-64D Apache helicopter, the company announced Wednesday.

L-3's new color AMLCD assembly will be a direct replacement for the current monochromatic display unit, which will be used to enhance the Apache's target acquisition and night vision sensor display capabilities.

AMLCD provides one of the highest resolution display systems available on U.S. military platforms, providing enhanced target detection and recognition for Apache pilots during day or night operations.

"We are honored to have earned this opportunity to extend our outstanding relationship with Lockheed Martin on the AH-64D Apache program,” said Bruce Coffey, president of L-3 Display Systems.

L-3 has extensive experience supporting the Apache platform, with more than 1,000 display systems delivered to Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Army.

“Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Army have shown great confidence in our ability to develop this complex system upgrade for our warfighters and meet all program requirements on time and on budget," said Coffey.

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