Military

AgustaWestland Delivers M-TADS

By Staff Writer | November 25, 2008

The first two Apache AH Mk.1s, equipped with a new sighting and targeting system were presented to the U.K. Ministry of Defence. M-TADS is the sighting and targeting system that helps to provide Apache AH Mk.1 crews with greater situational awareness and combat effectiveness. M-TADS/PNVS (Modernised Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor) extends the optical targeting ranges and is expected to increase by a factor of three the overall system’s reliability, significantly reducing maintenance. AgustaWestland was awarded a £194-million ($291-million) contract in May 2005 to undertake the integration and testing of the new system on the Apache AH Mk.1 and to retrofit the entire fleet of 67 aircraft and all aircraft will be upgraded by the end of 2010. For related news

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