The U.S. Army has awarded Lockheed Martin a $260 million follow-on production contract for the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS), also known as Arrowhead, for the AH-64D Apache attack helicopter.
The Lot 7 contract includes M-TADS/PNVS systems as well as Arrowhead kits, plus spares, for delivery to U.S. Army and several international customers. More than 1,000 kits will be delivered with the completion of the Lot 7 contract, which extends production through April 2013. The Arrowhead kit modernizes the U.S. Army’s TADS/PNVS by upgrading the infrared sensors and associated electronics.
“Demand by commanders for the Arrowhead-equipped Longbow Apache to support current operations remains high,” said U.S. Army Apache Sensors Product Manager Lt. Col. John Vannoy. “Longbow Apaches are deployed everywhere our ground forces are to ensure they remain safe and decisive in combat 24/7, worldwide."