Lockheed Martin Wins USAF Contract For Boosting Sniper Targeting Pod Accuracy

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Lockheed Martin Wins USAF Contract For Boosting Sniper Targeting Pod Accuracy
Lockheed Martin Wins USAF Contract For Boosting Sniper Targeting Pod Accuracy

Lockheed Martin has won a $176 million contract from the US Air Force for Sniper Advanced Targeting-Pod Sensor Enhancement kits.

Sniper ATP-SE has improved sensors, a two-way datalink and algorithms that increase air-to-ground, air-to-air and maritime targeting capability, the company announced Friday.

A sniper pod is a device attached to an aircraft that boosts the accuracy of air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles fired from combat aircraft.

The upgrade kits consist of line replaceable units that will be installed in fielded ATPs and deliveries of the pods and upgrade kits will begin in the fourth quarter of 2016.

"With the purchase of new Sniper ATP-SEs and the continued conversion of Sniper ATPs to ATP-SEs, the US Air Force will gain greater targeting capability and performance across its multi-platform fleet," Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Vice President Paul Lemmo said. Sniper AT is interoperable across multiple aircraft.

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