Lockheed Martin bags contract of night vision sensors for Indian Army

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  1. Kshatriya87

    Kshatriya87 Senior Member Senior Member

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    http://m.hindustantimes.com/busines...indian-army/story-0IgJYNSjdjTbtucWRzlPMM.html

    The US has awarded a military sale contract of $107.8 million to an American global aerospace, defence and security firm to provide India with modernised night vision sensor systems which will help the Indian army destroy adversary threats from extended ranges.

    “Our high-performing, reliable sensor system for the Apache helicopter will give Indian Army aviators the ability to acquire, engage and destroy adversary threats from extended ranges,” said Mike Taylor, director of international and sustainment programs at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control.

    “The capability that our sensor provides results in enhanced aircraft survivability, pilot safety and mission success,” Taylor said.

    The US Army has awarded Lockheed Martin a $107.8 million foreign military sale contract to provide Modernised Target Acquisition Designation Sight Night Vision Sensor systems to the Indian Army, the company said in a statement.

    The contract includes 23 M-TADS/PNVS systems and spares for India, which extends production at Lockheed Martin facilities in Orlando and Ocala, Florida, through 2019.

    Fielded in 2005, M-TADS/PNVS provides Apache pilots with long-range, precision engagement and pilotage capabilities for safe flight during day, night and adverse weather missions.

    The forward-looking infrared sensors’ enhanced image resolution enable Apache aircrews to accurately identify targets and provide situational awareness to ground troops outside of detection ranges, it said.

    India has become the 15th international customer of Lockheed’s modernised target acquisition designation night vision sensor.



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    its for army air arm,not for infantry.
     
  4. Indianrabbit

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    Looks like US is slowly giving us cutting edge technology.
     
  5. Kshatriya87

    Kshatriya87 Senior Member Senior Member

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    They have to if they want to earn money through India. We are buying all kinds of weapon systems from Russia and Israel. India is a huge market for USA to ignore. Also, they need to counter China through India. They really need us.
     
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    Wish our politicians consider buying some for our infantry too.
     
  7. kaustav2001

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    This is not a standalone deal. It's part of the optronics package for the Apache. As far as I know until now only the Indian Airforce is meant to operate the Apaches.
    So either the report got the end user/ customer mixed up or one of the two -
    The Apaches will actually be under the command of the IA like the Hinds or...
    The IA may very soon be acquiring the Apaches of their own.
     

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