Free Newsletter
Register for our Free Newsletters
Airport, Border and Port Safety and Security
Left Nav Sep
Left Nav Sep
Civil Aircraft
Left Nav Sep
Civil Airlines, Airports and Services
Left Nav Sep
Communications and Navigation
Left Nav Sep
Education, Training and Professional Services
Left Nav Sep
Manufacturing and Materials
Left Nav Sep
Military and Defence Facilities
Left Nav Sep
Military Aviation
Left Nav Sep
Military Vehicles
Left Nav Sep
Naval Systems
Left Nav Sep
Personal Equipment
Left Nav Sep
Software and IT Services
Left Nav Sep
Space and Satellite
Left Nav Sep
Weapons, Ammunition and Explosives
Left Nav Sep
View All
Other Carouselweb publications
Carousel Web
Defense File Logo
New Material Logo
Pro Health Service Zone
Pro Manufacturing Zone
Prosecurity Zone
Web Lec Logo
Pro Engineering Zone

Lockheed Martin - Arrowhead and Longbow Support for Apache Block III

Strict Standards: Only variables should be passed by reference in /home/defensef/public_html/components/com_zone/handleHTML.php on line 623
Lockheed Martin
: 25 August, 2008  (New Product)
The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT]/Northrop Grumman [NYSE: NOC] Longbow Unmanned Aerial Systems Tactical Common Data Link Assembly (UTA) and Lockheed Martin'sArrowhead modernized target acquisition/night vision sensor debuted during the first flight of the U.S. Army's AH-64 Apache Block III attack helicopter.
These systems enhance the Warfighters' ability to engage targets more effectively and at a safer distance.

The Longbow Weapon System is produced by theLongbow Limited Liability Company (LBL), a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, and is comprised of a Fire Control Radar (FCR), a fire-and-forget millimeter wave-guided HELLFIRE missile and the all-digital M299 Launcher.

The Longbow UTA is a derivative system of the combat-proven Longbow FCR. Its visual signature and aerodynamics are identical to the FCR. The Longbow UTA is a two-way, high-bandwidth data link for Apache aircrews. UTA Apache aircrews can exercise up to Level 4 control of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) at long ranges and can receive high-quality UAS imagery on their multi-purpose displays.

The Lockheed MartinModernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) system, known as Arrowhead, features both day and night sensor assemblies.The new, advanced targeting FLIR sensor uses SADA 1 technology and has three fields of view, a multi-target tracker, laser spot tracking and internal boresight. A charge-coupled device camera improves day TV viewing, and the TADS electronic display and control unit (TEDAC) cockpit panel improves target resolution, situational awareness and survivable space for the aircrew.

'We always look forward to putting new state-of-the-art capabilities into the hands of our Warfighters. Arrowhead and Longbow UTA provide just that,' said Robert Gunning, vice president for Apache Programs at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. 'Longbow UTA has proven to be very successful in simulation testing, and will be in operational testing in the near-term. The combat-proven Arrowhead system has been operational since 2005. Both systems' outstanding integrated capabilities enhance Apache lethality and crew survivability while reducing pilot workload and adding new battlefield capabilities.'
Bookmark and Share
Home I Editor's Blog I News by Zone I News by Date I News by Category I Special Reports I Directory I Events I Advertise I Submit Your News I About Us I Guides
   © 2012
Netgains Logo