US Army Receives First Lockheed VNsight Sensor

7 July 2011 (Last Updated July 7th, 2011 18:30)

Lockheed Martin has delivered the first VNsight production unit for the US Army Apache attack helicopter. The production lot includes sensors and spares to equip two US Apache battalions and an international customer. The VNsight visible / near infrared sensor provides increased

Lockheed Martin has delivered the first VNsight production unit for the US Army Apache attack helicopter.

The production lot includes sensors and spares to equip two US Apache battalions and an international customer.

The VNsight visible / near infrared sensor provides increased tactical advantages and situational awareness, especially in low-light-level display conditions.

The sensor is integrated into the AH-64D Apache's combat-proven modernised target acquisition designation sight / pilot night vision sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) or Arrowhead system for image-blending.

The VNsight imagery blending with the M-PNVS FLIR imagery helps the pilots to accurately identify cultural and military lighting, including lasers, markers, beacons and tracer rounds.

The contract includes production options for up to ten US Army battalions spanning into 2015.