The United Arab Emirates Air Force and Air Defence (AFAD) has ordered Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATPs) that will be integrated on its Dassault Mirage 2000 fighter jets for the first time.
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. Sniper ATP is interoperable across multiple platforms including F-2, F-15, F-16, F-18, A-10, B-1, B-52, Harrier and Typhoon aircraft.
“Lockheed Martin received a direct commercial sale contract from the United Arab Emirates Air Force and Air Defence for expedited delivery of Sniper ATP, spares and upgrades. This contract marks the first integration of Sniper ATP on the Mirage aircraft,” the company said in a statement Wednesday.
Deliveries of Sniper ATPs and spares will support the UAE AFAD’s requirement to provide precision targeting capability for their existing Mirage 2000 fleet. UAE AFAD currently employs Sniper ATP on its F-16 Block 60 aircraft.
Lockheed Martin has won a contract to integrate Sniper-Advanced Targeting Pod(ATP) onto the Japan Air Self-Defense Force's (JASDF) F-2 aircraft. This initial contract, awarded through Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in 2014, includes a Sniper pod, spares and support equipment for integration
Lockheed Martin and Advanced Electronics Company (AEC) will establish a Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod(ATP) Expanded Repair Capability facility in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - the first Sniper support facility established outside the United States. Designed to support the Royal Saudi Air Force's (RSAF) Sniper ATPs, the Expanded Repair Capability facility will provide both affordability benefits and expedited repair times for the RSAF
Lockheed Martin's Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod - Sensor Enhancement (ATP-SE) has achieved initial operational capability (IOC) and the US Air Force has now deployed the system to support combat operations in theater. An enhanced configuration of Sniper ATP, Sniper ATP-SE provides U
Lockheed Martin has signed a $40 million foreign military sales contract to deliver Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATPs) to the Royal Saudi Air Force. This is the second Sniper ATP purchase in a multi-year precision sensor modernization program to improve precision targeting, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability of Royal Saudi Air Force F-15S aircraft
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