The Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) system is the advanced electro-optical fire control system that AH-64D/E Apache helicopter pilots use for targeting and pilotage in day, night and/or adverse-weather missions. Fielded in 2005, M-TADS/PNVS provided immediate performance improvement over the Legacy system, increasing standoff ranging for U.S. Forces while providing aircrews with greater resolution for pilotage and targeting, enhancing situational awareness. Designed for two-level field maintenance, M-TADS/PNVS will reduce U.S. Army operation and support costs by 50 percent over the 40-year system life. Lockheed Martin has delivered more than 1,300 M-TADS/PNVS systems and spares to the U.S. Army and international customers.
The Modernized Day Sensor Assembly (M-DSA) is the next sensor modernization of the M-TADS/PNVS system.
Performance Based Logistics
The U.S. Army initiated a Performance Based Logistics (PBL) contract for M-TADS/PNVS in 2007, which continues to provide exceptional value today. PBL enhances system affordability and enables a supply availability rate of over 95% through efficiencies in supply chain management, depot-level support and supply and retrograde infrastructure, including: spares planning, procurement, repairs, maintenance, modifications and inventory management of fielded systems.
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