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Lockheed Awarded $385.6 M Arrowhead Contract

Photonics.com
Jul 2006
ORLANDO, Fla., June 6, 2006 -- The US Army Aviation and Missile Command has awarded Lockheed Martin a follow-on production contract valued at $385.6 million for Arrowhead, the Army's modernized target acquisition and designation sight/pilot night vision sensor (TADS/PNVS) for the AH-64 Apache attack helicopters.

The $385.6 million agreement authorizes production of 219 Arrowhead kits plus spares for the US Army and foreign military sales. Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control will produce the Lot 3 systems in Orlando and Ocala, Fla. Final deliveries for the US Army’s AH-64 Apache helicopters and international customers will be made in December 2010.

Lockheed Martin signed the original TADS/PNVS production contract on April 30, 1982, and the first TADS/PNVS system was fielded in 1983. The first Arrowhead production contract was awarded Nov. 11, 2003. Lockheed Martin rolled out the first Arrowhead system, which is called the "eyes of the Apache," to the US Army in May 2005 and completed integration on the first Apache helicopters in June 2005.

"This award will allow Lockheed Martin to continue to partner with US Army Aviation," said Bob Gunning, Apache Fire Control program director at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. "Apache aviators will benefit from unprecedented capabilities in target ascquisition/designation and night pilotage."

For more information, visit: www.lmco.com



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