LITENING targeting pods to be updated for U.S. Air Force

FALLS CHURCH, Va. The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $141 million indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) task order for new LITENING advanced targeting pods and upgrades that will bring existing pods up to the current configuration.

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LITENING features high definition video, 1K FLIR sensors, laser imaging sensors, and multiple plug-and-play data link options. Any LITENING pod can be upgraded to the latest configuration, according to the company.

LITENING is in service with major components of the U.S. Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, Marine Corps, and several international customers. It has been integrated on various platforms, including AV-8B, A-10, B-52, C-130, F-15, F-16, F/A-18, and MQ-9.