Targeting order for Lockheed

Belgium Defence has placed a firm fixed-price foreign military sales contract with Lockheed Martin for eight Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods, with deliveries beginning in 2007.


Belgium Defence (BE DEF) has placed a firm fixed-price foreign military sales contract with Lockheed Martin for eight Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP) with deliveries beginning in 2007.



The contract, terms of which were not released, also includes training and support equipment.



The BE DEF is the second European Air Forces (EPAF) partner to choose Sniper ATP over other targeting pods. In July 2003, the Royal Norwegian Air Force selected Sniper, and has since procured 20 pods. The Royal Norwegian Air Force, the Polish Air and Air Defence Force, the Royal Air Force of Oman and the Republic of Singapore Air Force have also bought the Sniper ATP.



Sniper ATP is currently fitted to the US Air Force and multinational F-15s, F-16s and A-10 and is being integrated on the B-1.