The United Arab Emirates Air Force and Air Defence (AFAD) has awarded Lockheed Martin a contract for expedited delivery of Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP), spares and upgrades.
As noted by the company, this contract marks the first integration of the Sniper ATP on the Mirage aircraft.
Deliveries of Sniper ATPs and spares will support the UAE AFAD’s requirement to provide precision targeting capability for their existing Mirage 2000 fleet. UAE AFAD is already using the Sniper ATP on its fleet of F-16 Block 60 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.
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 US Air Force and multinational F-2, F-15, F-16, F-18, A-10, B-1, B-52, Harrier and Typhoon aircraft.