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Sniper ATP: Product Overview

Sniper ATP

Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod (ATP) isn’t just any targeting pod – it’s a targeting pod chosen by more than 20 customers worldwide for its superior air-to-ground and air-to-air performance. Supporting the U.S. Air Force and international allies, Sniper ATP completes the most challenging precision targeting and non-traditional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (NTISR) missions. Sniper ATP is interoperable across a variety of fighter and bomber aircraft, including variants of the F-15, F-16, F-18, B-1, B-52, A-10
and F-2.

What sets Sniper ATP apart?

Sniper ATP isn’t just ready for today’s challenges – it’s ready for tomorrow’s, too. Its open mission systems architecture easily enables upgrades and enhancements through line-replaceable units and re-configurable software. Lockheed Martin continuously invests to ensure that Sniper ATP is the most capable targeting pod available – one that supports fourth- and fifth-generation targeting requirements.  

Recent upgrade efforts include:

  • Two-color laser spot tracking
  • Global Scope™ software / advanced NTISR modes

Additional enhancements will ensure that Sniper ATP remains the pod of choice for customers worldwide.

How sustainable is Sniper ATP?

In 2014, the U.S. Office of the Secretary of Defense awarded the Sniper ATP team the Performance-Based Logistics Award, recognizing its outstanding achievements in providing sustainment support to warfighters. In partnership with Robins Air Force Base, Lockheed Martin team members manage a variety of sustainment efforts, including maintenance, repairs and obsolescence. Sniper ATP’s availability rate; mean time between maintenance event rate; and mean time between failure rate are the best in the industry, ensuring Sniper ATP is always ready when warfighters need it.

Why do air forces continue to choose Sniper ATP?

It’s not just one reason – it’s many reasons. Superior targeting performance in air-to-ground, air-to-air and maritime environments. Ongoing spiral development efforts and technology upgrades. A plug-and-play interface that allows for easy integration across aircraft platforms. A proven sustainment program that enables low life cycle costs. With Sniper ATP, customers know what they’re getting – a targeting pod that continues to set itself apart. A targeting pod that takes on today’s and tomorrow’s toughest challenges. 

For more information on Sniper ATP, please visit Sniper ATP’s Multimedia page to review a product card, infographics, photos and videos.