Lockheed Martin’s Modernized Turret Adds Performance, Operational Capabilities to the AH-64E Apache Helicopter

The eyes of the Apache are getting an upgrade that will increase operational availability and boost system performance for pilots.

The new design increases turret reliability by 40 percent and drastically improves aircraft availability through a variety of flight line maintenance enhancements.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Army recently awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $40.6 million contract to produce Modernized Turrets (M-TUR) for the AH-64E Apache helicopter, an upgrade to the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight and Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) system with enhanced operational and performance capabilities.

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Sikorsky Introduces RAIDER X™, a NextGen Light-Attack Reconnaissance Helicopter Based on its Proven X2 Technology

Sikorsky introduced RAIDER X as its entry to the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) prototype competition. RAIDER X draws on Lockheed Martin’s broad expertise in developing innovative systems using the latest digital design and manufacturing techniques. Image courtesy, Sikorsky a Lockheed Martin company.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), today introduced RAIDER X™, its concept for an agile, lethal and survivable compound coaxial helicopter, specifically designed for securing vertical lift dominance against evolving peer and near-peer threats on the future battlefield. Through the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) program, RAIDER X is the out-front platform in the Service’s revolutionary approach for rapid development and delivery of game changing technology and warfighter capabilities, equipped for the most demanding and contested environments. RAIDER X enables the reach, protection and lethality required to remain victorious in future conflicts.

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Wartime Service in the Small Scale Raiding Force and SOE, Confessions of a Special Agent

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The story of Jack Evans as he told it to Ernest Dudley was first published in 1957, lifting a corner on the world of special forces and the SOE. The story is recounted engagingly and sets out a world of intelligence that is still little known – Most Highly Recommended.

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Pirate Hunter, The Life of Captain Woodes Rogers

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Captain Woodes Rogers was an adventurer in the Golden Age of Piracy, a name of some familiarity but where few really know much about this real-life seaman and colonial Governor. This book looks closely at the swashbuckling career of a colourful character and the wild times in which he lived – Very Highly Recommended.

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Uncommon Valour, The Story Of The Victoria Cross

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This is a potentially controversial study of the history of the Victoria Cross and changing criteria for the award. This book takes a different approach to that of most books about the Victoria Cross and those awarded it – Highly Recommended.

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To The Last Man, The Home Guard In War & Popular Culture

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The brilliant television comedy series Dad’s Army inevitably caracatured the volunteers who flocked to the defence of their country. This book goes a long way to painting a clear picture of a group of people who were too young, too old, or too unfit to volunteer to join the regular army, but in no way did they lack the enthusiasm and courage – Most Highly Recommended.

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Spitfire, The Full Story Of A Unique Battle Of Britain Fighter Squadron

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Researched from the 1980s, this is the most thorough book about any squadron in RAF service during the Battle of Britain. This research captured the thoughts and experiences of the pilots who are now all dead. It is an impeccable source of information and a gripping story – Most Highly Recommended.

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A Pilot’s Remarkable Story During The Golden Era Of British Aviation, Forty-Seven Years Aloft, From Cold War Fighters & Flying the PM To Commercial Jets

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A fascinating career in military aviation and commercial aviation spanning 47 years. This book could be the story of many a pilot through the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s – Highly Recommended.

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Battlecruiser Repulse, detailed in the original builders’ plans

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Another fine product of collaboration between the publisher and the British National Maritime Museum Greenwich. This book provides access to original builders’ plans that previously were only accessible to museum staff and accredited researchers – Highly Recommended.

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STUG III & IV, German Army, Waffen-SS and Luftwaffe, Western Front, 1944-1945

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A welcome addition to a very popular series aimed at model makers and military vehicle enthusiasts. Circumstances forced the Germans to find creative ways of keeping obsolescent armoured vehicles current and the STUG III & IV are classics of this – Highly Recommended.

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