Brahmand NewsPrevious Article
Brahmand NewsNext Article

US Army awards $65 mln M-TADS/PNVS modernisation contract to Lockheed

Apache helicopter's to be fitted with M-TADS/PNVS system.

ORLANDO (BNS): Lockheed Martin has received a four year fixed price contract from US Army to continue modernisation of the Apache helicopter’s Modernised Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) system.

The $65 million contract also includes the $22 million base, plus options.

With the modifications M-TADS/PNVS will remain the world’s most advanced electro-optical precision engagement system for attack helicopters.

“The Modernised DSA replaces vintage 30-year-old hardware – addressing obsolescence, reliability and capability gaps. These improvements will make the Apache a more lethal and survivable aircraft on the battlefield well into the future,” US Army Apache Sensors Product Manager Lt. Col. John Vannoy said.

Under the contract, Lockheed will also upgrade the multi-mode laser rangefinder/designator, visible color sensor, laser spot tracker, inertial measurement unit, modernised day sensor structure assembly and a potential for future laser pointer marker compatibility.

This modification resolves obsolescence issues and supports improvements in sustainability and maintainability, enabling two-level maintenance (compatible with M-TADS/PNVS Performance Based Logistics).

US Army has equipped the M-TADS/PNVS system in Apache helicopter since 2005.

It also provides advanced pilot-age and targeting capability when conducting day, night and adverse-weather missions.


Lockheed  Army  

Other Related News

MQ9 B drone sales to India enters next step as Congressional notification completes 30 days

The sale of 31 MQ9-B SkyGuardian Drones to India is expected to be fast-tracked now that the major hurdle of mandatory 30 days of Congressional notification is likely to pass without any objection from the lawmakers on Sunday, but for the routine procedural matters posed by the upcoming general elections.

BRAHMOS Missile Systems


Brahmand World Defence Update 2023

Brahmand World Defence Update

Image Gallery