Lockheed Martin to provide sniper pods to Kuwait Air Force

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a delivery order from the US Air Force to provide Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP) to the Kuwait Air Force for its F/A-18C/D Hornet aircraft, the company said.

The order includes 14 Sniper ATPs, spares, support equipment and integration.

Pod deliveries will begin in 2018 to address urgent operational needs of the Kuwait Air Force.

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.

Bethesda, Maryland-based Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.