Military Embedded Systems

Qatar Apache Targeting and Pilotage Systems contract won by Lockheed Martin


October 14, 2014

John McHale

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

ORLANDO, Fla. Lockheed Martin won a $90.6 million foreign military sale contract from the U.S. Army to deliver Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) systems to the Qatar Emiri Air Force.

Deployed in 2005, M-TADS/PNVS enables Apache pilots to have long-range, precision engagement and pilotage capabilities for safe flight during day, night and adverse weather missions. Lockheed Martin has provided more than 1,250 M-TADS/PNVS systems and spares to the U.S. Army and international customers.

The Qatar sale is an option under the U.S. Army’s Lot 9 contract, awarded to Lockheed Martin this spring. The option includes production of M-TADS/PNVS targeting and pilotage systems and spares for the Qatar Emiri Air Force’s new fleet of AH-64E Apache attack helicopters. It extends production in Orlando and Ocala, Fla., through 2017.

“The Qatar Emiri Air Force will be one of the first international customers to receive M-TADS/PNVS systems equipped with the new Modernized Laser Range Finder Designator,” says Mike Taylor, Apache international programs director at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control.


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