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October 31, 2013

LONGBOW LLC receives life cycle contractor support award for U.S. Army’s Apache

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LONGBOW LLC, a joint venture between Lockheed Martin Northrop Grumman, has received a $92.8 million contract from the U. S. Army to provide Life Cycle Contractor Support for LONGBOW programs on the AH-64D and AH-64E helicopters.

The LCCS contract provides integrated logistics support for LONGBOW Fire Control Radar systems equipping AH-64D and AH-64E Apache helicopters. The contract also includes support for the AH-64E Unmanned Aerial System Tactical Common Data Link Assembly and upgraded FCR Radar Electronics Unit (REU). The period of performance for the LCCS contract extends through 2016.

“This contract provides high quality logistical and technical support for our existing AH-64D units and our newly fielded AH-64E aircraft, enabling our maintainers and aircrews to meet reliability and capability requirements,” said Lt. Col. Steven Van Riper, Product Manager for Apache Sensors, U.S. Army.

“This is the first contract to provide integrated logistics support for multiple configurations of LONGBOW hardware on the AH-64D and E-model Apaches,” said Tom Eldredge, LONGBOW LLC president and director of LONGBOW programs at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. “Providing affordable depot repair for the LONGBOW FCR and UTA systems ensures supply availability and enables our customer to focus on their mission.”

For more than a decade, the LONGBOW FCR has provided Apache aircrews with automatic target detection, location, classification and prioritization. It enables rapid, multi-target engagement in all weather, over multiple terrains and through battlefield obscurants. The new LONGBOW FCR REU provides reduced size, weight, maintenance and power requirements to the radar system on AH-64E Apaches.

LONGBOW UTA is a two-way, high-bandwidth datalink that enables AH-64E Apache aircrews to receive and transmit data and control the flight paths, sensors and lasers of unmanned aircraft systems from very long ranges.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber security, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide.

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control is a 2012 recipient of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for performance excellence. The Malcolm Baldrige Award represents the highest honor that can be awarded to American companies for achievement in leadership, strategic planning, customer relations, measurement, analysis, workforce excellence, operations and business results.




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