Military Embedded Systems

Fire control radar to be sustained by LONGBOW and NGC


February 18, 2020

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

ORLANDO, Fla. The U.S. Army awarded LONGBOW Limited Liability Company (LBL), a joint venture of Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) a five-year sustainment indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for up to $235.8 million to provide post-production support services for the AH-64 Apache helicopter AN/APG-78 LONGBOW Fire Control Radar (FCR) to international customers.

The IDIQ contract value is estimated over five years and now provides tailorable services as individual orders for foreign military sales customers. Post-production sustainment services include program and logistics management, repair of system modules as required, replenishment of depot parts, field engineering support, and operator and maintainer training for AH-64D and AH-64E configurations.

The sustainment IDIQ contract includes initial task orders for 12 foreign military customers in 11 nations, three of which have been awarded, with others planned for transition by year-end. Additional customers may also be added during the five-year contract period of performance.

According to the company, the LONGBOW FCR provides Apache aircrews with automatic target detection, location, classification, and prioritization, while enabling rapid, multi-target engagement in all weather conditions over multiple types of terrain and through battlefield obscurants.



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