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RSAF to purchase Sniper ATP

May 8, 2008 (by Asif Shamim) - Lockheed Martin has won a undisclosed value contract from the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) for the Sniper® Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP) for the F-16 block 52 aircraft.

Sniper XR (eXtended Range) pod. [LMTAS photo]

The contract covers the integration, spares, support equipment and integrated logistics support, will expand the RSAF fleet of Sniper ATPs across its F-15 and F-16 aircraft.

"The RSAF carefully chose Sniper ATP, the world’s most advanced targeting pod, for its world class reliability, long-range performance advantages that allow aircrews to complete missions successfully outside threat ranges, as well as its unique capabilities and interoperability within the RSAF fleet," said Marc Nazon, International Programs Manager at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. "Sniper ATP offers aircrews precision engagement opportunities while remaining well out of harm’s way."

Deliveries will begin in 2010, the RSAF will benefit from the Sniper ATP’s exceptional stability and superior imagery, which allow aircrews to positively identify targets of interest from extended standoff ranges.

Lockheed Martin has orders for Sniper ATPs from nine international customers and the US Air Force & Air National Guard (ANG).

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RSAF F-16D Block 52 #638 was the first aircraft delivered under the Peace Carvin II deal. All F-16Ds in this deal have the dorsal spine. [LMTAS photo]