Will Provide Night Targeting System Upgrade For AH-1W Cobra
The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Indiana
has awarded a $45.5 million Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity
(ID/IQ) contract to Elbit Systems of America, LLC, for the supply
of the Night Targeting System Upgrade (NTSU) and associated line
items for the AH - 1W Cobra helicopters.
Elbit Systems Night Targeting System
Work will be performed in Merrimack, New Hampshire and is
expected to be completed over the next five years.
The NTSU system builds upon the legacy of the combat-proven
Night Targeting System (NTS). The improvements in the optics allow
the warfighter a significant increase in ability to detect,
recognize, identify and prosecute targets at stand-off ranges in
all weather and lighting conditions.
AH-1W Cobra File Photo
"Elbit Systems of America is pleased to provide this tactical
targeting ability to the U.S. Navy AH-1W team," said Elbit Systems
of America, President and CEO, Raanan Horowitz. "The NTSU enables
extended target acquisition, recognition and engagement ranges and
offers a critical and cost effective increase in survivability to