Lockheed Martin will deliver Sniper targeting pods for Kuwaiti air force
ORLANDO, Fla. Lockheed Martin has received a delivery order from the U.S. Air Force to provide the Lockheed Martin Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP) to Kuwait's air force for installation on its F/A-18C/D Hornet aircraft.
The Kuwait order was added to Lockheed Martin's existing foreign military sales indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract. It will encompass 14 Sniper ATPs, spares, support equipment, and integration.
The Sniper ATP -- which is attached to the underside of an aircraft -- can detect, identifies, automatically track, and laser-designate small tactical targets at long ranges. Sniper is also usable with all laser- and GPS-guided weapons against multiple fixed and moving targets.
The Kuwait air force will start to take delivery of the Sniper pods in 2018 in order to address the urgent operational needs of the Kuwait Air Force.