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U.S. general tries Sniper XR pod

January 14, 2004 (by Lieven Dewitte) - Gen. Hal Hornburg, head of the Air Force's Air Combat Command, spent on Tuesday an hour in an F-15 over Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada using the Sniper XR Advance Targeting Pod in a variety of tactical situations.
The Sniper XR is being developed to ferret out targets at three times the distance of current targeting equipment and relies heavily on lasers and high-speed data processing.

Lockheed Martin foresees using the system on the Air Force F-16 and F-15 fighters as well as the A-10 attack plane and the Navy's F/A-18 carrier jet.