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Thursday, August 13, 2015

U.S. Army Awards Lockheed Martin Contract to Upgrade Apache Helicopter Targeting and Pilotage System

AH-64E ApacheThe U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin a $21.7 million Lot 4 follow-on contract to continue production of the Modernized Day Sensor Assembly (M-DSA) for the AH-64E Apache attack helicopter.

This first phase of upgrades to modernize the Apache’s Day Sensor Assembly includes producing Modernized Laser Rangefinder Designator (M-LRFD) kits.

M-LRFD is the principal targeting aid for the Apache, enabling pilots to designate targets and establish target range for accurate weapon engagement. M-DSA is an upgrade to the Apache’s targeting and pilotage system, or Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS).

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