Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] marked the 1,000 th Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod (ATP) delivery during a ceremony held yesterday at its Missiles and Fire Control facility in Orlando, Florida.
The 1,000 th pod, which was delivered to the U.S. Air Force, is a sensor-enhanced Sniper ATP that provides fighter and bomber aircraft with advanced modes for non-traditional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (NTISR); enhanced target identification; maritime tracking; and two-way datalink communication.
“One thousand pods is a significant milestone for the Sniper program, and our team is proud to be a part of that success,” said David McCain, U.S. Air Force Sniper program manager. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with Lockheed Martin, providing advanced targeting capability to our aircrews.”
Lockheed Martin’s Sniper ATP is the winner of the 2010 U.S. Air Force/Air National Guard Advanced Targeting Pod – Sensor Enhancement competition. Since 2003, Lockheed Martin has delivered more than 575 Sniper ATPs to the U.S. Air Force/Air National Guard and more than 400 Sniper ATPs to international air forces.
“Sniper ATP’s performance, reliability and maintainability have enabled customers worldwide to successfully carry out their precision strike and NTISR missions,” said Ken Fuhr, director of fixed wing programs at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. “Lockheed Martin continues to invest in Sniper ATP capability enhancements to meet our customers’ evolving needs.”
Sniper ATP is interoperable across multiple platforms, including U.S. Air Force and multi-national F-15, F-16, F-18, A-10, B-1 and B-52 aircraft. In 2014, the Sniper ATP team received the Secretary of Defense Performance-Based Logistics Award , recognizing its excellence in providing operational support to warfighters.