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Lockheed Martin Bags $50M for Cobra Helicopter Sensor

Lockheed Martin Corporation has bagged a marine contract for U.S.$49.9 million. The deal will see the company deliver a target sight system for the Marine Corps’ Cobra attack helicopter. The contract was awarded to Lockheed Martin by the Naval Surface Warfare Center.

It is a follow on production contract which will see Lockheed provide the fire control system for the AH- 1Z Cobra attack helicopter that is used by the U.S. Marine Corps. The TSS is a multi-sensor, electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) fire control system (AN/AAQ-30.

It incorporates a large-aperture midwave forward-looking infrared (FLIR) sensor with advanced image processing, color TV camera, laser designator/rangefinder with eye safe mode, and an ‘on-gimbal’ inertial measurement unit into a stabilized turret.

Joseph Butera, senior program manager of airborne systems in Lockheed Martin’s missiles and fire control business said that Lockheed Martin’s TSS provides AH-1Z aviators with a system they can rely on to effectively support troops on the ground. TSS delivers precise targeting and accurate weapons delivery, while reducing operator workload.

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