Rapid Sniper ATP Delived to the Netherlands
Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) recently completed rapid delivery of 14 Sniper ® Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP) to the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF), outfitting a squadron in support of urgent mission requirements.
Five of the 14 Sniper ATPs were delivered within 180 days of contract for fielding on the RNLAF’s F-16s. Initial training, spares and support equipment were also provided.
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“Our customers are our priority,” said Ken Fuhr, fixed-wing program director at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. “By expediting the Sniper ATP delivery schedule, we ensured the RNLAF was quickly outfitted with the most advanced targeting capability for its urgent missions.”
The RNLAF selected Sniper ATP to equip its F-16 fleet in 2015. Contract requirements include 29 Sniper ATPs, spares, support equipment and sustainment. Deliveries will be complete in first quarter 2017.
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 and B-52 aircraft.
Source : Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) - view original press release