Lockheed Wins $50M for Cobra Helicopter Sensor, Imagery Suite

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a $49.9 million follow-on production contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center.

The company will provide the fire control system for the U.S. Marine Corps‘ AH-1Z Cobra attack helicopter.

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.”

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