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AFA 2012: USAF looks at Sniper as a comms relay

19th September 2012 - 19:31 GMT | by Tony Skinner in National Harbor

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The US Air Force (USAF) is introducing a software upgrade that will enable the Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod (ATP) to become a communications relay for ground forces.

Lockheed Martin is working under a $2.9 million contract to integrate Net-T FS0 enabled CMDL transceivers onto its ATP-SE configuration pods and will deliver five units to the USAF in October.

Under the effort, the company is making the necessary software and pilot vehicle interface (PVI) changes to allow the ATP to become a communications node.

Speaking at the AFA Air & Space convention in National Harbor on 19 September, a company spokesman

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