Indonesia will equip its F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets with Lockheed Martin’s Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod under an agreement signed during the US Vice President Mike Pence visit to Jakarta last week.
According to a statement released by the U.S. Embassy in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, this agreement signed on April 21 is part of a $10 billion trade and investment agreement between the United States and Indonesia.
However, the exact amount of the contract and the pods to be acquired are not known yet, although procurement plans from 2014 indicated Indonesia was seeking 16 pods.
The embassy’s statement also said the pods “will enhance Indonesia’s maritime and territorial defenses while operating seamlessly with the United States and other regional partners,” adding that they are for the Indonesian F-16A/B fighters stationed at Iswahyudi Air Base in the eastern part of the main Indonesian island of Java.
The Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod provides improved, long-range target detection, identification and continuous stabilized surveillance for all missions, including close-air support of ground forces and visually identifying airborne targets at long range. The pod can also be used to support the employment of a wide range of precision-guided munitions, using its laser marker and spot tracker as well as providing weapons-quality coordinates for laser- and GPS-guided weapons.
Two modernized F-16 jet fighters granted from the United States have arrived at the Iswahjudi Air Force Base in Magetan, East Java, on Monday. The two F-16 C/D 52ID fighter jets are a portion of the 24 aircraft the US government granted to Indonesia, which has received 14 aircraft until now
Kuwaiti Air Forces Eurofighter Typhoon swing-role fighters are to be equipped with Lockheed Martin Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP). A contract to this effect signed between Lockheed Martin and Eurofighter partner company Leonardo Aircraft, includes 18 pods, integration and logistics support for the Kuwait Air Force's Eurofighter Typhoon
Lockheed Martin has received $99 million in delivery orders for Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP), spares and upgrades contract. The delivery orders support customers in Belgium, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Thailand, the Netherlands and Turkey
The Indonesian Air Force marked the complete delivery of new fleet of 24 F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitneys F100 engines, during a ceremony at Iswahyudi Air Force Base on February 28, as part of a grant from the United States. Significant upgrades to Indonesias military infrastructure were carried out, additional bases were stood up with enhanced support capability, and years of training were conducted in support of this milestone
Lockheed Martin received a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract from the U.S
Lockheed Martin and Indias Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) signed an agreement affirming the companies intent to join hands to produce the F-16 Block 70 in India. The agreement was signed at the Paris Air show Monday
Lockheed Martin has won $1.3 billion advance acquisition contract for long-lead time materials, parts, components, and effort for 130 F-35 Lightning II aircraft for the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps
Lockheed Martin booked $184M in charges on two Middle East contracts, in a move that highlights the potential pitfalls of the overseas deals that have been driving growth for US defense contractors. Lockheed Martin took charges on a new missile-defense system being developed for the UAE and an Abu Dhabi-based aircraft maintenance joint venture, ending a multi-quarter run of earnings beats, the company said in a statement Tuesday
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