Lockheed Gets $961M Air Force IDIQ for Targeting Pod Upgrade, Sustainment Services

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has secured a potential five-year, $961 million contract to perform upgrades and provide sustainment services for the U.S. Air Force’s Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods.

The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract covers 683 Sniper pods, spares, sensor and software updates, logistics support and other services, Lockheed said Wednesday.

Paul Lemmo, vice president of fire control/special operations forces contractor logistics support services at Lockheed’s missiles and fire control business, said the company is proud to continue its partnership and support the service branch’s operations through the delivery of targeting technology platforms.

Sniper ATP works to detect and track long-range small tactical targets and designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground targeting functions.

The pod has a two-color laser spot tracking tool, Global Scope software and short-wave infrared system that work to support reconnaissance and targeting operations and can be integrated with F-15, F-16, F-18, F-2, Typhoon, A-10, B-52 and B-1 planes.

Lockheed also received from the Air Force a $200 million contract in June to sustain Sniper ATPs and navigation pods for 13 foreign military sales clients.

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