Royal Danish air force to equip F-16s with advanced targeting pods

FALLS CHURCH, Va. Northrop Grumman has won a contract to provide the Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF) with its LITENING multisensor targeting and surveillance for installation on the RDAF's F-16 aircraft.

According to , LITENING provides pilots with the ability to detect, identify, and track targets at extremely long ranges.

The LITENING pods, which mount on the aircraft's exterior, enables coordinated air-to-ground and air-to-air capabilities, data links for cooperative targeting, laser spot search and track, laser markers, and J-series weapons employment capabilities. The LITENING system has been integrated on a number of U.S. Navy and Air Force aircraft, including the A-10, AV-8B, B-52, C-130, F-15, F-16, and F/A-18.

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