DRS Technologies to provide infrared assemblies for U.S. Army Apache Helicopter Arrowhead System

PARSIPPANY, N.J., 11 October 2006. DRS Technologies Inc. has received a $30 million order to manufacture the pilotage and targeting receiver assemblies for the Arrowhead Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) System for U.S. Army AH-64 Apache attack helicopters. The orders represent Lot 3 production of the Arrowhead, the Army's Modernized Target Acquisition and Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) system.

Oct 11th, 2006

PARSIPPANY, N.J., 11 October 2006. DRS Technologies Inc. has received a $30 million order to manufacture the pilotage and targeting receiver assemblies for the Arrowhead Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) System for U.S. Army AH-64 Apache attack helicopters. The orders represent Lot 3 production of the Arrowhead, the Army's Modernized Target Acquisition and Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) system.

The contract was awarded to DRS by Lockheed Martin Corporation. Work will be performed by the company's DRS Sensors & Targeting Systems – Optronics Division in Palm Bay, Fla. Product deliveries are expected to commence in June 2007 and continue through July 2008. Additional awards on this program are anticipated.

Lockheed Martin is delivering Arrowhead systems to meet the U.S. Army and foreign military sales requirements.

Arrowhead provides a new electro-optical targeting and pilotage system to Apache helicopter crews that will maximize safe flight in day, night and adverse-weather environments. The Arrowhead system improves performance and reliability, and reduces maintenance, which will save the Army nearly $1 billion in operation and support costs over the life of the system, when compared to the legacy system, according to Lockheed Martin representatives.

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