USMC buys sights for AH-1 fleet

by: Matthew Potter
July 8, 2008

Category: Contract Awards, development program, Lockheed Martin, Military Aviation, U.S. Marine Corps | RSS 2.0

The USMC awarded Lockheed Martin a contract to build advanced, new sights for the AH-1 Cobra helicopter. See a story here. The $50 M contract will begin producing the sights in 2010. The AN/AAQ-30 Target Sight System is a multi-sensor system that will also provide targeting data and guidance for the Hellfire missile system. The US has used attack helicopters with great effect in Iraq and Afghanistan as they can provide a great deal of firepower at short notice. The new sight will extend the engagement range of the aircraft.

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