The U.S. Army recently awarded Lockheed Martin a $60 million follow-on production contract for the Arrowhead night vision, target acquisition system.
The Arrowhead system is to be used on the AH-64D Apache attack helicopter, according to Lockheed Martin. The $60 million contract includes 23 Arrowhead kits for the National Guard, the U.S. government and to a foreign military (FMS), spares and support, the company says.
The contract also includes options for up to 46 more Arrowhead systems and spares for the U.S. Army and an undisclosed FMS customer. Total contract value, including the base and all options, could reach approximately $290 million, Lockheed Martin says.
The contract extends production through August 2013 for the base requirements, and January 2015 if all options are awarded, according to the firm.
The contract represents the Army’s “continued successful partnership with Lockheed Martin and will provide the Arrowhead upgrades that will complement the conversion of our National Guard Apache battalions from the AH-64A to the AH-64D Longbow,” said Lt. Col. Steve Van Riper, U.S. Army Apache Sensors product manager. “These Arrowhead systems will provide AH-64D aviators with a combat-proven sensor capability required to support our soldiers and international allies around the world,” he said.
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