The Lockheed Martin
joint venture Longbow obtained a $51 million foreign military sales (FMS) contract to provide upgraded radar systems for the Korean military's fleet of AH-A64E Apache attack helicopters.
Under the contract, Longbow will provide six of its Fire Control Radar (FCR) systems, component spares and in-country support of the Republic of Korea. The FCRs are designed to increase situational awareness for the Apache pilots.
Production of the new systems is scheduled through 2016 at Lockheed's Ocala and Orlando, Fla., facilities, and Northrop's Baltimore facility.
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