The US Department of Defense placed the production order for the AH-1Z target system with Lockheed Martin Corp.
The contract, which is a modification of an earlier contract, cannot exceed US $ 49.6 million and provides additional scope for the production and supply of 19 AN / AAQ-30A aiming systems for AH-1Z Cobra attack helicopters.
The US Navy and Lockheed Martin agreement for $ 49.6 million provides additional headroom for the production and supply of 19 AN / AAQ-30A aiming systems. 14 for the government of Bahrain and five for the government of the Czech Republic.
According to contract announcements by the US Department of Defense, the work will be carried out in Orlando, Florida. Burlington, Ontario, Canada; Merrimack, New Hampshire; Ocala, Florida; Santa Barbara, California; and at various locations across the continental US. Completion is expected in January 2023.
It was also added that at the time of issue there is a commitment of $ 7,433,265 in foreign military sales funds, none of which will expire by the end of the current fiscal year.
The AN / AAQ-30A Target Sight System (TSS) is the electro-optical / infrared multi-sensor fire control system for the US Marine Corps’ AH-1Z attack helicopter.
TSS’s advanced sensors provide pilots with advanced capabilities to capture, track, and pinpoint targets with maximum weapon range, greatly improving the platform’s survivability
Lockheed Martin said the TSS is one of several high-performance stabilized target systems developed, manufactured, tested and supported by the company.
The Bell AH-1Z Viper is an improved version of the first attack helicopter, the AH-1 Cobra. It is also called the Zulu Cobra. The newest AH-1Z Viper is the result of an AH-1 helicopter upgrade program for the US Marine Corps.
CORRECTION: The story was corrected on Jan. 28 to determine that the deal, which is an amendment to an earlier contract,
almost worth it is $ 49.6 million or less and provides additional headroom for the production and supply of AN / AAQ-30A aiming systems.