Lockheed delivered the first target sight system in June 2009, and recently began early delivery of low-rate initial production units.
TSS integrates sensors to provide aviators with imagery through a highly-stabilized sensor suite, which is specifically tailored to the AH-1Z platform.
The suite includes a laser designator, color TV camera and a third-generation, mid-wave, forward-looking infrared sensor with advanced image processing.
“Lockheed Martin’s TSS provides AH-1Z aviators with a system they can rely on to effectively support troops on the ground, ” said Joseph Butera, senior program manager of airborne systems in Lockheed Martin’s missiles and fire control business. “TSS delivers precise targeting and accurate weapons delivery, while reducing operator workload.”