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TSS

TSS is the multi-sensor electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) fire control system (AN/AAQ-30) for the U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z Cobra attack helicopter. It is a large-aperture midwave forward-looking infrared (FLIR) sensor, color TV, laser designator/rangefinder (with eyesafe mode), and on-gimbal inertial measurement unit integrated into a highly stabilized turret. The turret mounts to the nose of the aircraft via the Lockheed Martin-developed aircraft interface structure. TSS provides the capability to identify and laser-designate targets at maximum weapon range, significantly enhancing platform survivability and lethality.

Features

  • 8.55-inch aperture, midwave staring FLIR with four fields-of-view for maximum image resolution and long-range performance
  • Multi-mode (point and scene), multi-target (3 image, 10 inertial), robust tracker with coast-through-obscuration capability
  • Gimbal stabilized to <15 microradians
  • On-gimbal inertial measurement unit for reduced image blur due to jitter and precise line pointing, target geo-location, and multi-target tracking
  • A multi-mode multi-target tracker
  • Advanced image processing for optimum gain and level, sharper imagery, and algorithms for enhanced recognition and identification range performance
  • High magnification, continuous zoom, color TV with field-of-view matched to the FLIR
  • State-of-the-art 640 x 512 InSb, low-noise-equivalent delta temperature, high-modulation transfer function detector with a high-reliability cooler
  • Versatile modular architecture for future growth

 

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TSS (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

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TSS provides long-range electro-optical surveillance, detection, and identification capabilities for the U.S. Marine Coprs' AH-1Z Cobra. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

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Target Sight System offers precision target location, tracking, identification, and laser designation beyond maximum weapon range. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

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Target Sight System provides maximum weapons range for enhanced platform survivability and mission performance. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

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Target Sight System provides maximum weapons range for enhanced platform survivability and mission performance. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

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FLIR images of a tank show increasing levels of magnification from wide field-of-view to very narrow field-of-view with enhanced image processing employed. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

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TSS (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

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