The US Army has awarded Lockheed Martin two production contracts totaling $161.7 million to continue upgrading the Boeing AH-64D/E Apache's Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS).

According to Lockheed, the production Lot 2 and Lot 3 contracts cover 482 Modernized Day Sensor Assembly (M-DSA) Modernized Laser Rangefinder Designator (M-LRFD) kits and spare parts..

"M-DSA M-LRFD kits reduce ongoing obsolescence while significantly increasing system performance," says Matt Hoffman, director of M-TADS/PNVS programs at Lockheed Martin.

The army previously ordered 92 M-DSA M-LRFD kits in February 2012, the first of which will be delivered this year.

Source: Flight International