The US Naval Surface Warfare Center has awarded an indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity contract to Elbit for the night targeting system upgrade (NTSU) for the US Marine Corps’ Bell AH-1W Cobra helicopters.

The NTSU system with improved optics offers increased ability to detect, recognise, identify and prosecute targets at stand-off ranges in all weather and lighting conditions.

Work under the $45.5m contract will be performed at Elbit’s facility in Merrimack, New Hampshire, US, and is expected to be completed over the next five years.