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 kits that will convert current ATPs to the ATP-SE configuration. Sniper ATP-SE have improved sensors, a , and that increase , officials say.

Deliveries for the pods and upgrade kits are expected to begin late 2016. The upgrade kits containing will be installed on ATPs currently on the field.

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