Bethesda-based Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) was awarded two contracts from the Naval Surface Warfare Center for the targeting system on U.S. Marine Corps Helicopters.
The $30.6 million contracts are part of an effort to provide services and support to the U.S. Marine Corps’ AH-1Z Cobra attack helicopters fire control system, known as the Target Sight System or TSS.
Lockheed Martin will supply spare units and parts and says the TSS will include state-of-the-art functionality including sensors with high-quality imagery and advanced laser technology.
“TSS provides positive combat identification at safe standoff ranges,” said Joseph Butera, senior program manager of airborne systems in Lockheed Martin’s Missiles and Fire Control business. “The system allows AH-1Z aviators to confidently engage the threat and return safely to base.”
The production contract is expected to run through 2018 at locations in Ocala and Orlando, Florida.