Army looks to Intevac to provide high-performance cameras
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 18 June 2015. U.S. Army electro-optics experts needed rugged high-performance cameras and related electro-optical sensor equipment for the Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow and AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters. They found their solution from Intevac Inc. in Santa Clara, Calif.
Officials of the Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., announced a $12.6 million contract to Intevac Photonics late last week for electronic image intensifier ship-sets for Lot 4 of the Apache AH-64D/E program.
The electronic image intensifier (EI2) that is being integrated on the AH-64D/E attack helicopters comprises the camera and lens assembly. The contract calls for 261 EI2 Apache cameras and 27 initial spares. The contract also has options for 27 replenishment spares, 63 cameras, 79 cameras, 24 cameras, and one lot of depot repair support.