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Monday, January 22, 2007

Northrop Grumman Wins TADS Apache Pact

Northrop Grumman received a $23.6 million contract from the U.S. Army to deliver 275 spare laser transceiver units (LTU) to be installed on the AH-64D Apache attack helicopter's target acquisition designation sight
(TADS). Under the terms of the contract, Northrop Grumman¹s Laser Systems business unit will provide LTU replacement systems and spares beginning in late 2007. Final deliveries are expected in 2009, Northrop Grumman said. The LTU has a laser transmitter for range finding and designating targets, and a receiver for determining target range. TADS enables the Apache to detect and identify targets on the battlefield and engage them with laser-guided Hellfire missiles. More 
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