ORLANDO, Fla., June 18 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin is to deliver Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods to the Royal Jordanian Air Force under a contract in support of an urgent operational requirement.
A total of 10 Sniper ATPs will be delivered later this year, as well as provision of integration support.
"Sniper ATPs enable the RJAF to perform long-range target detection and identification and continuous stabilized surveillance for all missions, including close air support of ground forces," said Rich Lovette, Sniper ATP international program director at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. "Using an accelerated delivery schedule, we will provide our allied air force with this essential capability to meet its urgent operational needs."
Sniper ATP detects, identifies, automatically tracks and laser-designates small tactical targets at long ranges. It also supports employment of all laser and GPS-guided weapons against multiple fixed and moving targets.
Among aircraft that can use the Sniper ATP's are F-15, F-16 and F-18 fighters.
Jordan, which has five Sniper pods procured from the United States last year, is conducting airstrikes against Islamic State forces in the region.