The U.S. Army is leveraging cutting-edge technologies from its Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) to give the Block III Apache aircraft increased power, lift, maneuverability and hard-landing ability, service officials said. The Army S & T community, a subset of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA ALT), has been… Read more »
The U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] a follow-on Performance Based Logistics (PBL) contract to support the Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (TADS/PNVS) and Modernized TADS/PNVS (M-TADS/PNVS) systems on the AH-64 Apache helicopter. The contract has a potential value of $90 million for 2010. This is the third option for the original… Read more »
The LONGBOW Limited Liability Company, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC), was recently awarded an $86 million contract from AgustaWestland to support LONGBOW FCR systems on the United Kingdom Apache AH Mk-1 aircraft. “The LONGBOW FCR is an essential element of U.K. Apache operations in Afghanistan,” said Jerry Garman, LONGBOW… Read more »
Goodrich Corporation (NYSE:Â GR) has delivered its 500th AN/AVR-2B (V) laser detecting system to the U.S. Army. The delivery milestone was reached ahead of schedule, with a perfect track record of on-time delivery with zero quality defects. Â Goodrich’s ISR Systems team inDanbury, Conn.Â supplies the systems. The AN/AVR-2B(V) system is installed on U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk… Read more »
Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered a record five Apache Longbow Crew Trainers (LCTs) in 2009 — more than in any previous year — and all five have been declared “ready for training.” The U.S. Army accepted two LCT deliveries at Fort Hood, Texas; one in Illesheim, Germany; and one at Fort Drum, N.Y. The Egyptian Air… Read more »
AAI Corporation, an operating unit ofÂ Textron Systems, aÂ Textron Inc.Â (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that the Royal Netherlands Air Force has selected its Advanced Boresight Equipment (ABEÃ‚Â®) for aircraft harmonization on the AH-64D Apache LongbowÃ‚Â® and CH-47F ChinookÃ‚Â®helicopters. ABE is a gyro-stabilized, electro-optical angular measurement system designed to align aircraft subsystems. Under these new awards valued… Read more »
The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has selected Science Engineering Services Inc. (SES) to perform disassembly, inspection and repair on AH-64D Apache helicopters in preparation for their upgrade to the Block III configuration. The program will create approximately 70 new positions for aviation and avionics mechanics, structural installers, and aviation quality inspectors within SES. “Boeing is… Read more »
The Boeing AH-64D Apache Block III program has completed the first flight of its structures test aircraft. The test, conducted Nov. 23 in Mesa, demonstrated flight characteristics and handling maneuvers
“Boeing believes the Apache and Chinook helicopters are the most capable and cost-effective rotorcraft to meet India’s defense and transport requirements,” said Vivek Lall, vice president and India country head for Boeing Integrated Defense Systems.
Boeing delivered two new Apache Longbow Crew Trainers (LCT) to the U.S. Army at Fort Hood, Texas, and the Army declared the helicopter simulators “ready for training” on Sept. 4. These LCTs reflect the Apache Extended Block II configuration, ensuring concurrency with the latest AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter capabilities.
Boeing has successfully completed its industrial cooperation program for the AH-64D Apache Armed Helicopter Program for the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs. This achievement, reached one year ahead of schedule and exceeding the reinvestment obligation, demonstrates the company’s continued success in meeting its industrial cooperation commitments.
Two Boeing programs, the Wideband Networking Waveform (WNW) and the AH-64 Apache, participated in a successful integrated capabilities event this summer at the U.S. Army’s C4ISR On-The-Move (OTM) Event 09 at Fort Dix, N.J.
The new LONGBOW Fire Control Radar Block III system hardware and operational software successfully completed the first half of initial flight tests on an AH-64D Apache attack helicopter. The U.S. Army conducted the tests at the Yuma Proving Grounds in southern Arizona.
AgustaWestland is pleased to announce the award of the Apache Integrated Operational Support contract by the UK Ministry of Defence to meet the Apache Attack Helicopter Future Support Arrangements requirement. The contract valued at Â£439 million (â‚¬480 million),Â for the initial period to March 2014
Alliant Techsystems has been awarded a $25 million contract option to provide lightweight (LW) 30mm M789 High Explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP) tactical ammunition for the AH-64D Apache attack helicopter. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Contracting Center, Rock Island, Ill., awarded the contract.
Goodrich Corporation will equip GE T700 engines powering Sikorsky H-60 Black Hawk, Jayhawk and Seahawk model helicopters for the U.S. Army, Coast Guard and Navy, as well as Boeing AH-64 Apache helicopters for the U.S. Army, with a new low cost enhanced digital electronic control unit (EDECU).
2 Apache helicopters from 4 Regiment Army Air Corps, based at Wattisham, have been conducting maritime aviation training in the North Sea.Â The aircrew, recently returned from operations in Afghanistan, were onboard HMS Ocean learning to operate their aircraft from the busy flight deck of the Royal Navy’s largest warship.
Raytheon Company and Emirates Advanced Investments completed the first guided test flights of the TALON Laser-Guided Rocket. The TALON LGR rounds hit a 1.5 meter square target during both tests, exceeding accuracy requirements at ranges of 3.7 km and 5 km
South Korea’s attack helicopter acquisition plan has had a fresh twist, as military authorities here appear to give second thoughts about the purchase of refurbished U.S. Apache helicopters and instead give an idea of building indigenous attack helicopters the benefit of the doubt.
The U.S. Army has awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] a $142 million follow-on production contract for the Apache Arrowhead system, the combat-proven, Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) for the AH-64D Apache attack helicopter.
Meggitt Avionics has received follow-on orders fromBoeing for the Helicopter Air Data System (HADS) for the AH-64D Apache Longbow. These cover hardware deliveries through 2010 and continued programme management and engineering support as part of a long-term agreement covering the Apache through 2012.