Lockheed Martin was awarded a contract, worth around $155 million, to supply M-TADS/PNVS systems of AH-64E Apache attack helicopter to Morocco.
According to the Pentagon announcement, bids were solicited via the internet with one received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command (ACC) at Rock Island Arsenal (RIA), Illinois, is the contracting activity (W52P1J-20-F-0225).
Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2023.
In November 2019, the U.S. State Department approved the sale of 36 AH-64E Apache “Guardian” attack helicopters and related equipment to Morocco for an estimated cost of $4.25 billion. The sale is being executed through the U.S. Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program.
Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) – also called Apache Arrowhead – is an integrated targeting and night vision system developed by Lockheed Martin for the Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopter.
The system uses second-generation long-wave Forward-looking infrared (FLIR) sensors with three fields of view, a charge-coupled device (CCD) TV camera, a dual field of view pilotage FLIR, electronic zoom, target tracker and auto-boresight.
The M-TADS/PNVS system provides Apache helicopter pilots with long-range, precision engagement and pilotage capabilities for mission success and flight safety during day and night, and in adverse weather conditions.