L-3 to design 5-by-5-inch cockpit displays for Army AH-64D Apache attack helicopter avionics

ALPHARETTA, Ga., 25 Aug. 2011. Helicopter avionics subsystem integrators at Lockheed Martin Corp. needed 5-by-5-inch color active matrix liquid crystal display (AMLCD) assemblies for the U.S. Army's AH-64D Apache attack helicopter. They found their solution from the L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) Display Systems unit in Alpharetta, Ga. L-3 Display Systems won a Lockheed Martin contract to provide AMLCD assemblies to replace the AH-64D monochromatic display units to enhance the Apache's target acquisition and night vision sensor display capabilities. No dollar value for the contract was released.

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ALPHARETTA, Ga., 25 Aug. 2011.Helicopter avionics subsystem integrators at Lockheed Martin Corp. needed 5-by-5-inch color active matrix liquid crystal display (AMLCD) assemblies for the U.S. Army's AH-64D Apache attack helicopter. They found their solution from the L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) Display Systems unit in Alpharetta, Ga. L-3 Display Systems won a Lockheed Martin contract to provide AMLCD assemblies to replace the AH-64D's monochromatic avionics displays to enhance the Apache's target acquisition and night vision sensor display capabilities. No dollar value for the contract was released.L-3 Display Systems specializes in rugged displays and display processors for airborne, shipboard and ground-based applications. Although the company will develop new displays for the Apache helicopter, L-3 Display Systems also offers commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) avionics and vehicle displays such as the SuperSet family of rugged AMLCD displays.

More than 2,500 SuperSet displays of several different viewing sizes are installed aboard several military aircraft such as the C-17, C-130, C-27J, U-2, T-38, CH-46, and FA-50, L-3 officials say. SuperSet displays typically function as primary flight displays, multi-function displays, or as electronic flight indicator systems.

SuperSet represents an open-architecture family of displays and processing modules that include DO-178B software, ARINC 653 partitioning, DO-254 and DO-160E. For more information contact L-3 Display Systems online at www.L-3com.com/displays.

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