Royal Saudi's F-15 sensor spares contract won by Lockheed Martin

ORLANDO, Fla. U.S. Air Force officials selected Lockheed Martin to provide spares for the Royal Saudi Air Force's (RSAF) F-15 sensor suite in a contract valued an estimated $67.3 million. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2018.

Under the contract, engineers will produce LANTIRN Extended Range (ER) navigation pod spares, Infrared Search and Track (IRST) system spares, and Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod (ATP) spares. Work will be performed at Lockheed Martin's facilities in Orlando and Ocala, Florida, and Santa Barbara, California.

Lockheed Martin has provided the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the RSAF with its most advanced sensor systems since 1996. Production and sustainment efforts for the RSAF are ongoing. LANTIRN ER pods provide low-level navigation with terrain-following radar on international F-15 and F-16 aircraft. IRST is a passive sensor system used by international F-15 customers and the Sniper ATP is a targeting system chosen by the U.S. Air Force and international air forces.

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