Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod: Providing Unmatched Performance and Reliability at Best Value
Known worldwide for its combat proven capabilities, Lockheed Martin’s Sniper® Advanced Targeting Pod (ATP) keeps warfighters out of harm’s way by providing precision targeting and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) at safe standoff ranges.
With an unmatched ability to generate geo-coordinates at long ranges, Sniper enables the use of precision guided weapons while minimizing pilot exposure to threats. The Sniper pod can track multiple targets simultaneously, increasing situational awareness and reducing the pilot’s workload. By transmitting real-time high-resolution imagery to ground forces, Sniper enhances ground force situational awareness and survivability and improves mission success.
Sniper’s recce modes digitally record imagery and data during scans of convoy routes and areas of interest, and synthesize this data into mosaic images for analysis. By providing a common picture of the battlefield, Sniper ATP enables coalition air forces to seamlessly and effectively coordinate during multinational joint operations.
Sniper ATP’s interoperability enables coalition air forces to use the pod across multiple platforms. Plug-and-play technology provides a common hardware and software configuration across aircraft fleets. The pod’s built-in test capability detects any faults and then isolates them to a single line replaceable unit that can be removed and replaced on the flight line using common hand tools.
Sniper ATP is integrated on numerous aircraft variants for the U.S. Air Force and 14 international air forces, including the F-16 (Blocks 25, 30, 40, 50), A-10, F-15 (variants C, E, SG, K, S and SA), B-1, B-52, CF-18 and the Harrier GR7/9, with testing ongoing on additional platforms.
Tom Casey, Corporate
Phil Rood, Lockheed Martin UK
Joe LaMarca, Aeronautics
Mike Rein, F-35
Missiles and Fire Control