Lockheed Martin has won a contract from the US Air Force to provide Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP) to the Kuwait Air Force for its F/A-18C/D Hornet aircraft.
The contract includes 14 Sniper ATPs, spares, support equipment and integration. Pod deliveries will begin in 2018 to address urgent operational needs of the Kuwait Air Force.
Pod deliveries will begin in 2018 to address urgent operational needs of the Kuwait Air Force, the company announced Monday.
"Sniper ATP provides critical targeting and non-traditional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support in challenging threat environments," said Paul Lemmo, vice president of Fire Control/Special Operations Forces Contractor Logistics Support Services at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control.
"By integrating Sniper ATP on its Hornet aircraft, the Kuwait Air Force continues expanding operational capabilities across its fighter fleet," Lemmo added.
Lockheed Martin announced efforts to integrate Sniper ATP on the Kuwait Air Force's Typhoon aircraft in 2016. Sniper ATP is also used on Canada's CF-18 and on multinational F-15, F-16, A-10, B-1, B-52 and F-2 aircraft. Additionally, Lockheed Martin is conducting Sniper ATP flight tests on the U.S. Navy's Super Hornet.
Sniper ATP detects, identifies, automatically tracks and laser-designates small tactical targets at long ranges. It also supports employment of all laser- and GPS-guided weapons against multiple fixed and moving targets.
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Raytheons Integrated Defense Systems has won a $52.6 million engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) contract from US Air Force for Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR) System
BAE Systems has been awarded a $48 million contract by the US Air Force to operate Solid State Phased Array Radar Systems (SSPARS) at five major strategic radar stations. BAE Systems will manage, operate, maintain and logistically support five SSPARS sites: Beale Air Force Base, California; Cape Cod Air Force Station, Massachusetts; Clear Air Force Station, Alaska; Thule Air Base, Greenland; and Royal Air Force Fylingdales, United Kingdom
The US Air Force test launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile from California today. The Minuteman III missile launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base travelled more than 4,000 miles to a target near the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, the strike command said in a statement
The US Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin a contract to provide sustainment and upgrades for its fleet of 683 Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP). Valued at up to $961 million, the five-year, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract allows the Air Force to place orders for logistics, spares, software and sensor enhancements, among other activities
Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft meant for the Kuwaiti Air Force (KAF) will be the most advanced produced so far and the first among the fighter jets 8 customers to receive the E-Scan AESA radar. Deliveries of Kuwaits Eurofighter Typhoons will start in 2020 and conclude in 2023, will consist of a package of capabilities on top of the previous enhancement programmes that will include the Leonardo-led E-Scan radar and a number of weapon system upgrades, a Leonardo statement said today
Aviation Training Consulting is being awarded a $43 million contract for KC-130J aircrew and maintenance training products and support services and L-100 transition training for the government of Kuwait. Services to be provided include assisting and advising the Kuwait Air Force (KAF) on matters related to the operational employment of the KC-130J and L-100 aircraft capable of effectively employing the full range of its operations, missions and capabilities consistent with the Marine Corps and KAF approach to training and operations, the US department of defense said in a statement Thursday
L3 Vertex is being awarded an $8.8 million contract for organizational and intermediate-level aircraft maintenance on three Kuwaiti KC-130J aircraft
Saab in collaboration with its Kuwaiti partner Bader Sultan & Bros, delivered the world´s first integrated national CBRN (Chemical biological radiological nuclear) centre, which is now operational in Kuwait. It is the first centre to cover a whole country with fixed and mobile CBRN sensors and units, whilst also providing a unique capability for simulated training, the press release states
Lockheed Martin received a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract from the U.S
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