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Lockheed Martin to supply Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods to Iraq in $31.9 million contract

U.S. Air Force air combat experts are asking engineers at the Lockheed Martin Corp. Missiles and Fire Control segment in Orlando, Fla., to build Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods for the Iraqi air force under terms of a $31.9 million contract. The Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod provides precision targeting and situational awareness to combat aircraft crews, and is the most widely deployed targeting system for fixed-wing aircraft in use by the U.S. Air Force U.S. allies, Lockheed Martin officials say. The pod provides precision strike, as well as non-traditional intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (NTISR) for close air support of ground forces. The pod has electro-optical imagery capability, a video datalink, and J-series coordinates.


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