Monday, December 14, 2009

Sniper Targeting Pods for Turkish Air Force

Fox2 Magazine reports that Lockheed Martin announced it received a contract worth 118 million USD for the construction of Sniper targeting pods and LANTIRN navigation pods for the Turkish Air Force. The original request by Turkey was for 30 complete systems of one targeting pod and one navigation pod each.

The Turkish Air Force currently uses 40 complete LANTIRN systems for its F-16 fleet in the precision strike role. With this recent order the precision strike capabilities of the Turkish Air Force are enhanced even further. At the same time Turkey is developing a domestic targeting pod, the ASELPOD, with which it plans to equip fighters in the strike role.

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