AIR FORCE

Lockheed wins $21.4M Air Force contract for sniper targeting pods

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control has won a $21.4 million undefinitized contract with the U.S. Air Force for sniper advanced targeting pods.

The targeting pods fulfill precision strike mission requirements, provide long-range target detection and identification and continuous surveillance for missions, including close air support of ground forces, Lockheed Martin said on their website.

Under the sole-source contract, Lockheed will provide 95 targeting pods for the Royal Saudi Air Force, and will also supply 35 compact multiband data link, 70 infrared search and track systems, 75 IRST pylons and spares.

Work will take place in Orlando, Fla., and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2013.

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Mark Hoover is a senior staff writer with Washington Technology. You can contact him at mhoover@washingtontechnology.com, or connect with him on Twitter at @mhooverWT.

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