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
“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.”
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
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.