FARNBOROUGH, England, July 11, 2012 — Global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin received a $23 million contract from the Royal Air Force of Oman to provide additional Sniper advanced targeting pods (ATP) for its F-16 fleet.
The contract also includes upgrades to the Oman Air Force’s existing pods and support.
Sniper ATP provides critical long-range, positive target identification to enhance an aircrew’s ability to detect and analyze ground targets while dramatically decreasing the risks posed by enemy air defenses. The system’s stable, automatic tracking and laser designation of targets, along with its video datalink with metadata, ensures that pilots can visually identify threats in day and night conditions and share imagery with ground troops.
Its interoperability enables coalition air forces to use the pod across multiple platforms.
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