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Air Force issues Sniper Pod award

Sept. 6, 2012 at 2:01 PM   |   Comments

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force has given Lockheed Martin a $152 million contract to provide sustainment support for its Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod.

The contract is for five years and transitions legacy Sniper pod sustainment support from Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, to Warner Robins Air Force Base, Ga.

Lockheed Martin said the award also includes engineering support, initial line replaceable unit spares, support equipment and pod containers.

"Receiving this contract is critical to preserving Sniper pod sustainment for the U.S. Air Force without incurring a gap in support to the warfighter," said Ashlie Payne, Sniper program manager in Lockheed Martin's Missiles and Fire Control business.

"Through collaboration with Warner Robins, legacy Sniper ATP pods will continue to excel in providing aircrews with unmatched targeting capability."

The Sniper system, with enhanced tracking and stabilization features, provides precision targeting and non-traditional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance information. An additional feature is a video data link for sharing information with other aircraft and ground forces.

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