US: Lockheed Martin received a USD 82 million Performance Based Logistics (PBL) contract from the US Army for AH-64 Apache helicopter Modernised Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) system sustainment. The contract is the foundation for a comprehensive sustainment solution that enables M-TADS/PNVS mission readiness, reduces operation and support costs, and drives reliability and maintainability improvements.
“During its peak operational tempo of more than 200,000 flying hours, the M-TADS/PNVS PBL programme averaged a worldwide supply availability rate of 98 percent, increasing mission readiness for the aircrew,” said Rob Breter, Apache PBL Senior Programme Manager at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. M-TADS/PNVS provides Apache helicopter pilots long-range, precision engagement and pilotage capabilities for mission success and flight safety day or night, or in adverse weather conditions. Forward-looking infrared sensors provide enhanced image resolution that enables Apache aircrews to prosecute targets and provide situational awareness in support of ground troops outside detection ranges. Lockheed Martin has delivered more than 1,300 M-TADS/PNVS systems to the US Army and international customers.
Source: Lockheed Martin