Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Longbow Snares Apache Contract
Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman’s joint venture, Longbow LLC, has won an U.S. Army contract worth $181 million for Boeing AH-64D Apache Block III Longbow systems. The contract also covers Taiwan’s purchase of 15 Block III Longbow fire control radar (FCR) systems. The agreement marks the first international sales of the FCR.
Longbow will also provide 14 unmanned aerial system tactical common data link assembly (UTA) systems and 18 Radar Electronic Units (REU), plus spares, for the Army’s new fleet of Block III Apaches.
Lockheed Martin’s facilities in Ocala and Orlando, Fla. and Northrop Grumman’s plant in Baltimore, Md. will perform the work under the new contract.