The US Army has awarded Lockheed Martin a $16m contract to provide 37 AN/APR-48A Radar Frequency Interferometer (RFI) systems for the AH-64D Apache Longbow Helicopter.
The RFI systems provide situational awareness and threat warning aboard Apache Longbow helicopters. Seven of the systems will supplement the current US Army inventory, and the remaining 30 systems are contracted for Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The Apache Longbow is designed for precision strike and armed reconnaissance missions. The Lockheed Martin-designed and built AN/APR-48A passively detects, identifies and locates radar emitters. The RFI system performs target acquisition and cueing of Radar Frequency threat systems, such as surface-to-air missile sites or radar-guided anti-aircraft artillery.
Lockheed Martin has delivered more than 330 AN/APR-48A systems to the US Army and international military customers.