Lockheed Adds Night Vision Sensors to US Army Apache Helicopter


apache helicopter with night vision sensor

Lockheed Martin has gained to upgrade the US militaries night vision Apache Aircrafts “Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/ PNVS). Retaining a good relationship with between the two on Oct. 4, the US ARMY granted Lockheed a $49.3 million contract to update “(M-DSA) upgrade kits and spares which will allow improvements on mission’s outcomes. The newest installments have become a part of the U.S Army’s Lot 1 production and will begin to take place in March 2019.

The Army’s facilities that has been chosen to host all improvements are in Orlando and Ocala both located in Central Florida. Both the M-DSA and the M-TADS/PNVS have similar attributes but certain distinction from the two. The M-DSA is can allows for pilots to identify at further distances through extended range picture-in- picture capability. Equipped with near infrared alongside with their high performing color imagery on cockpit displays. Providing a high-tech eye-safe laser pointer to be able to coordinate troops on ground in urban environments or while conducting home station training. Along with range vision the M-TADS/PNVS enhances precision engagement while allowing higher pilot capabilities for precise mission completion during all time of day and in horrible weather conditions.

With great success, Lockheed Martin has been able to deliver more than 1350 systems to date and has been distributed in more than 15 countries per company’s officials. Lockheed Martin continues to be play an enormous roll in the aviation industry employing over 98,000 people all around the world.  Continue to reside its headquarters in Bethesda Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a leading company that “principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and services.”

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