Sunday, May 13, 2007

Army puts rush on Apache night-targeting sensors

After providing a night of close combat air support for ground forces, an A-64 Apache attack helicopter prepares to land at Camp Taji in 2005.

The Army is revving up delivery of high-tech, targeting sensors now deployed on Apache AH-64D helicopters. The Modernized Targeting Acquisition and Designation Sights are upgraded infrared systems which give attack pilots a longer, more accurate view of the battlefield.

“MTADS are saving lives and helping us kill more of the enemy before they even know we are in the area,” said Col. Mark Hayes, Army Training and Doctrine Command system manager for recon attack...

As a next-generation Forward-Looking Infrared Radar system, the MTADS leverage improves technology to give pilots much better night vision.

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