F-16 Fighting Falcon News
Northrop Grumman LITENING Pods Successfully Completes OT&E
LITENING II is a self-contained, self-cooled, multi-sensor laser target designating system. Features include forward-looking infrared (FLIR), charge-coupled device television and laser spot tracker/range finder sensors. The system is mechanically, electronically and aerodynamically compatible with all F-16 aircraft and requires no structural modifications to install.
A total of eight systems will be shipped to the Air National Guard (ANG) and Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) units beginning later this month to provide an initial operating capability. Ultimately, 17 ANG and four AFRC F-16 aircraft squadrons will be outfitted with this precision strike capability.
Northrop Grumman is teamed with Rafael of Israel on the Precision Attack Targeting Systems program. Under the teaming agreement, signed in 1995, Northrop Grumman acts as the prime contractor on U.S. military programs.
- LITENING II Targeting Pods demonstrate successful first flights (1999-10-04)
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