Bahrein purchases SNIPER pod 11/07/2017 | Redazione

Lockheed Martin received a direct commercial sale contract from the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) to provide SNIPER Advanced Targeting Pod (ATP) for its F-16 fleet, becoming the 25th international customer for the program. Under the $22,45 million contract, Lockheed Martin will deliver ATPs, spares and support equipment for integration. To meet the BDF's urgent operational need, pod deliveries will begin in early 2018.   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 U.S. Air Force and multinational F-2, F-15, F-16, F-18, A-10, B-1, B-52 and TYPHOON aircraft. The pod is 202 kg and also includes an high definition mid-wave IR sensor and high definition TV camera. Lockheed Martin is continuously investing in the system in order to keep it upgraded and capable to address the most modern threats.

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