Air Force eyes state-of-the-art jet fighter targeting pods

ORLANDO, Fla., 17 July 2005. U.S. Air Force officials are looking to the Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control division in Orlando, Fla., to develop state-of-the-art targeting pods to support the F-16 and F-15 jet fighter aircraft.

Jul 18th, 2005

ORLANDO, Fla., 17 July 2005. U.S. Air Force officials are looking to the Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control division in Orlando, Fla., to develop state-of-the-art targeting pods to support the F-16 and F-15 jet fighter aircraft.

Toward this goal, Lockheed Martin engineers are providing eight advanced targeting pods, containers, pylon, and spare parts under terms of a $10.3 million contract awarded July 15 from the Air Force Aeronautical Systems Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Fla.

Aeronautical Systems Center experts are pursuing this project on behalf of the Air Force and the U.S. Air National Guard. The contract number is F33657-01-D-2029.

Work will be finished by April 2007.

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