Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control has received contracts to upgrade the MTADS/PNVS (Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor) system for Japan’s fleet of AH-64DJP Apache attack helicopters and provide Performance Based Logistics (PBL) support.

Under the contract, Lockheed Martin will deliver 14 laser designation kits through 2020 to upgrade Japan’s M-TADS systems. The M-DSA (Modernized Day Sensor Assembly) upgrade improves laser reliability and the helicopter’s ability to designate targets and establish accurate target range. The company’s sustainment team will also provide PBL support under a separate three-year contract.

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control will also upgrade test equipment and provide in-country training. Japan is the first international Apache helicopter customer to receive an M-DSA field upgrade to its M-TADS/PNVS system.

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