10 Apr 2013 - Selex ES delivers first M-LRFD for US Army Apache M-TADS PNVS programme
Selex ES, a Finmeccanica company, has formally handed over the first of its Modernized Laser Rangefinder/Designators (M-LRFDs) to its Customer and prime contractor Lockheed Martin. The M-LRFDs will be installed on US Army Apache helicopters.
The Company is under contract to supply the first three production lots of M-LRFDs, which have been awarded under the US Army Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) Modernized Day Sensor Assembly (M-DSA) Obsolescence Replacement programme. The M-LRFD tactical laser provides longer ranges and improved targeting for the Apache helicopter. It supports future weapons and provides an eye-safe laser that gives soldiers the capability to train like they fight.
"Selex ES is, internationally, a leading manufacturer of high energy tactical lasers" said Selex ES’s VP Advanced Targeting Audrey Black, adding; "The US Army is an extremely exacting customer and we are proud to be working with Lockheed Martin to meet their needs and help ensure that Apache crews return home safely."