UAE Orders Additional Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods

Lockheed Martin received a Direct Commercial Sales (DCS) contract from the UAE Air Force and Air Defence (AFAD) for expedited delivery of Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP), spares and upgrades.

Deliveries of Sniper ATPs and spares will support the UAE AFAD’s requirement to provide precision targeting capability for their existing Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft fleet. UAE AFAD currently employs Sniper ATP on its F-16 Block 60 fighter aircraft.

Mirage 2000-9 UAE
A Mirage 2000 fighter from the United Arab Emirates flies over Southwest Asia Nov. 10, 2008. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron Allmon)

This contract marks the first integration of Sniper ATP on the Dassault Mirage fighter aircraft.

“The additional Sniper ATPs and upgrades will enhance the UAE AFAD’s precision targeting capability,” said Kenen Nelson, Fixed Wing Programs director at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control.

Chosen by over 27 international customers and the U.S. Air Force (USAF), Sniper ATP is a global leader in precision targeting and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. More than 1,450 pods have been delivered worldwide.

Sniper ATP detects, identifies, automatically tracks and laser designates small tactical targets at long ranges. It also supports employment of all laser- and GPS-guided weapons against multiple fixed and moving targets. Sniper ATP is interoperable across multiple platforms, including U.S. Air Force and multinational F-2, F-15, F-16, F-18, A-10, B-1, B-52, Harrier and Typhoon aircraft.

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