Lockheed Martin Wins $150M Infrared Sensors Support Order For US Navy, Pakistan Cobra Helicopters

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Lockheed Martin Wins $150M Infrared Sensors Support Order For US Navy, Pakistan Cobra Helicopters
Lockheed Martin Wins $150M Infrared Sensors Support Order For US Navy, Pakistan Cobra HelicoptersLockheed Martin Wins $150M Infrared Sensors Support Order For US Navy, Pakistan Cobra Helicopters

Lockheed Martin has won a contract worth $150 million to integrate Target Sight System (TSS) on the US Navy’s AH-1Z Cobra attack helicopter and Pakistan choppers.

The contract awarded combines purchases for the Navy (88 percent); and the government of Pakistan (12 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program, the US Department of Defense announced Thursday.

The TSS is a large-aperture midwave forward-looking infrared sensor with a laser designator/rangefinder turret. The TSS provides the capability to identify and laser-designate targets at maximum weapon range, significantly enhancing platform survivability and lethality. The anticipated contract will support the AH-1Z Cobra helicopter production efforts of PMA-276 and the government of Pakistan.

This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $284,600,293, the statement said.

Work is expected to be completed by January 2022.

Fiscal 2017 and 2016 aircraft procurement (Navy); fiscal 2016 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy); and FMS and funding in the amount of $150,957,577 will be obligated at the time of contract award and $3,019,151 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year, the statement added. 

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