At this point there are more questions than answers about how and why burglars broke into a Lockheed Martin facility in Orlando, Fla., and made off with a highly sensitive Apache helicopter weapons control system before dumping it in the bushes nearby.
The fact that they dumped it in the bushes suggests they didn't know its value and didn't have nefarious plans. But, it was the only thing they stole. Why? According to the police, some people were spotted stealing T.V.s from a nearby freight company the same night so maybe they thought they were stealing some state-of-the-art T.V. and then dumped it when they couldn't turn it on?
The TADS Electronic Display and Control system is a 5-inch by 5-inch screen and with a joystick controller used to aim and target weaponry. Lockheed Martin has a contract with the Army to retrofit every Apache helicopter with a TEDAC system.