BDF orders Lockheed Martin’s Sniper ATPs
Lockheed Martin has received a contract worth $22.45 million from the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) for Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP), the company announced on 10 July.
The contract will see the company deliver ATPs, spares and support equipment for integration into the BDF's F-16 fleet. Deliveries will begin in early 2018.
Sniper ATP detects, identifies, automatically tracks and laser-designates small tactical targets at long ranges. The pods also support employment of all laser- and GPS-guided weapons against multiple fixed and moving targets.
Paul Lemmo, VP of Fire Control/Special Operations Forces Contractor Logistics Support Services at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, said: ‘Sniper ATP will provide the BDF with critical targeting capability and will support greater overall mission success. With demand for Sniper ATP continuing to grow worldwide, we are committed to maintaining the pod's proven reliability and sustainability.’
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