Lockheed Martin received $337 million in orders to supply APACHE Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M TADS/PNVS) systems and services to the United States, United Kingdom and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The awards are part of an initial task order under a new indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract signed with the US Army. The ID/IQ, with at least $2 billion in potential orders and a five-year period of performance, serves as the contracting vehicle to provide M TADS/PNVS systems and services to US and international customers.
“Lockheed Martin is committed to a strong and sustained partnership with our customers in the United States and around the world,” Paul Lemmo, Vice President of Fire Control/Special Operations Forces Contractor Logistics Support Services at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, said. “This contract enables us to respond rapidly to their emerging defence needs, including requirements for new M-TADS/PNVS systems and upgrades.”
Under an order for the USArmy, Lockheed Martin is providing upgrade kits for the M TADS/PNVS Modernised Day Sensor Assembly (M-DSA) and Modernized Laser Range Finder Designator. For the UK Ministry of Defence, it is delivering M-DSA upgrade kits for M-TADS/PNVS refurbishment as part of a remanufacture effort to upgrade D-model APACHEs to E models. For the Saudi Ministry of National Guard, it is providing M TADS/PNVS systems for new E-model APACHEs.
M-TADS/PNVS, according to the company known as the "eyes of the APACHE," provides pilots with long-range, precision engagement and pilotage capabilities for safe flight during day, night and adverse weather missions. M-DSA increases M-TADS/PNVS designation and ranging capabilities to fully accommodate current weapons and those planned for the future.