Elbit unit wins US Navy Cobra deal

Contract with the US Navy to upgrade night targeting systems (NTSU) and supply related items for the Cobra helicopter worth $45.5m.

By GLOBES CORRESPONDENT
October 26, 2010 23:56
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Elbit unit wins US Navy Cobra deal

Cobra chopper 224.88. (photo credit: Channel 10)

Elbit Systems Ltd. announced on Tuesday that its US subsidiary Elbit Systems of America, LLC, was awarded a $45.5 million contract with the US Navy to upgrade night targeting systems (NTSU) and supply related items for the Cobra helicopter.

“Elbit Systems of America is pleased to provide this tactical targeting ability to the US Navy AH-1W team,” said Elbit Systems of America president and CEO Raanan Horowitz. “The NTSU enables extended target acquisition, recognition and engagement ranges and offers a critical and cost effective increase in survivability to the warfighter.”

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The indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane, Indiana is for the supply of the night targeting system upgrade, and associated line items, for the AH – 1W Cobra helicopters.

Work will be performed in Merrimack, New Hampshire and is expected to be completed over the next five years.

The NTSU system builds upon the legacy of the combatproven Night Targeting System (NTS). The improvements in the optics allow the warfighter a significant increase in ability to detect, recognize, identify and prosecute targets at standoff ranges in all weather and lighting conditions.


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