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Lockheed Martin to Modernize Apache Night Vision

December 16, 2013

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Fla., was awarded a $92,915,233 contract modification (P00015) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0009 to exercise option year two of the Apache attack helicopter performance based logistics program to modernize target designation sight/pilot’s night vision sensor equipment. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal (Aviation), Ala., is the contracting activity.

Mercom Awarded Kiowa Tactical Computer Contract

June 21, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Mercom Inc., Pawleys Island, S.C., was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum value of $7,278,762 for the procurement of DuraCOR 810 tactical computers that will be integrated into the OH-58D Kiowa. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity. 

Sierra Nevada to Support Helicopter Autonomous Landing System

April 19, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Sierra Nevada Corp., Sparks, Nev., was awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum value of $8 million for services in support of the helicopter autonomous landing system. The Army Contracting Command, Fort Eustis, Va., is the contracting activity. 

Beefing Up the Apache Helicopter

January 29, 2013
George I. Seffers

The latest version of the Apache Block III attack helicopter, the AH-64E, was approved for full rate production in October 2012. Improvements to the aircraft include an Improved Drive System, increased engine capabilities, technologically advanced composite main rotor blades and sensor enhancements. For more information—and some pretty cool video of the AH-64E in action—see the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command YouTube Channel video.

U.S. Army Modifies Apache Night Vision Contract

December 21, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Fla., was awarded a $96,677,902 firm-fixed-price contract modification to support the Apache modernized targets acquisition designation sight/pilot’s night vision sensor equipment. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity. 

Northrop Receives $77 Million for Helicopter Infrared Countermeasures

August 11, 2010
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Illinois, is being awarded an undefinitized contract action with an estimated value of $77 million  for the procurement of 121 AN/AAQ-24(V) 25 Guardian laser transmitter assemblies for installation on CH-53D, CH-53E, and CH-46E helicopters, including associated technical data.  The guardian laser transmitter assembly, a component of the large aircraft infrared countermeasures, is a next-generation directable laser-based countermeasures system for protecting helicopters and some fixed-wing aircraft from man-portable air defense systems.  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

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