Lockheed Martin receives U.S. Air Force contract for Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod-Sensor Enhancement
ORLANDO, Fla. The U.S. Air Force has selected Lockheed Martin for the production and upgrade to its Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod-Sensor Enhancement (ATP-SE). The contract is valued at an estimated $176.1 million.
Under contract, Lockheed Martin will deliver upgrade kits that will convert current Sniper ATPs to the ATP-SE configuration. Sniper ATP-SE have improved sensors, a two-way datalink, and algorithms that increase targeting capability, officials say.
Deliveries for the pods and upgrade kits are expected to begin late 2016. The upgrade kits containing line replaceable units will be installed on ATPs currently on the field.