Lockheed Martin to Provide Sniper Targeting Pods for Qatari Rafale Fighters

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Lockheed Martin to Provide Sniper Targeting Pods for Qatari Rafale Fighters
Sniper advanced targeting pod being attached to an aircraft (Image: Lockheed Martin)

Lockheed Martin has won a contract from the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) to provide Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod (ATP) for its Rafale aircraft for the precision targeting capability.

Under this contract announced during the Eurosatory exhibition, Lockheed Martin will provide the QEAF with pods, spares and deployment support for the Rafale – the 10th platform to fly with Sniper ATP. Integration efforts are ongoing, with flight tests currently in progress, the company said in a statement Monday.

Pod deliveries to the QEAF will begin in 2019. 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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