Qatar Emiri AF awards Lockheed Martin Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod contract

Qatar Emiri AF awards Lockheed Martin Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod contract

The Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) awarded Lockheed Martin a contract to provide its Sniper® Advanced Targeting Pod’s (ATP) for the QEAF’s Rafale aircraft. Lockheed Martin will provide the QEAF with pods, spares and deployment support for the Rafale – the 10th platform to fly with Sniper ATP.

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.

Sniper ATP has been integrated across multiple platforms, including the United States Air Force and multinational F-2, F-15, F-16, F-18, A-10, B-1, B-52, Harrier and Typhoon aircraft. Pod deliveries to the QEAF will begin in 2019.