Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Lockheed Martin's M-DSA Completes Modernization of Apache M-TADS/PNVS
The U.S. Army ran a test flight of the Lockheed Martin Modernized Day Sensor Assembly (M-DSA) mounted on the newest version of the Apache AH-64E yesterday during AUSA Winter in Huntsville, Ala.
M-DSA is the lastest step forward for the in-service Modernized target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS), of which over 1,200 have been delivered to the Army and other international customers. It increases designation and ranging capabilities for current and potentially future weapons and imprioves infrared and color imagery on displays in the cockpit. It also incorporates image blending that will let pilots see civilian and military lighting more clearly on a single display, together with a new laster pointer marker.