Lockheed Wins $40M for AH-64 Gunship’s Modernised Turrets

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Lockheed Wins $40M for AH-64 Gunship’s Modernised Turrets

The US Army recently awarded Lockheed Martin a $40.6 million contract to produce Modernized Turrets (M-TUR) for the AH-64E Apache helicopter, an upgrade to the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight and Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) system.

In addition to performance improvements that provide greater rates and acceleration of sensors in azimuth and elevation, M-TUR's new modular design improves turret reliability by 40% and reduces operation and support costs with a decrease in time required to conduct flight line maintenance.

The M-TADS/PNVS provides Apache helicopter pilots with long-range, precision engagement and pilotage capabilities for mission success and flight safety during day and night, and in adverse weather conditions.