Lockheed Martin Provides Critical VUIT-2 Capability to Apache Helicopters


ORLANDO, FL, July 30th, 2008 — Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has received a contract from the Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate (AATD) to lead the Apache Video from Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Interoperability Teaming – Level 2 (VUIT-2) program through September 2009.

The Apache VUIT-2 system receives streaming battlefield video and metadata from Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and displays it on Apache cockpit multi-purpose displays, enhancing situational awareness and dramatically reducing the sensor-to-shooter timeline, improving effectiveness against time-critical targets.

As the systems integrator, Lockheed Martin will transition VUIT-2 to production. The Army first awarded Lockheed Martin a contract in 2007 for development, production and rapid fielding of the VUIT-2 system for the initial demonstration battalion.



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