International clients have placed orders totaling $99 million from Lockheed Martin under a foreign military sales contract comprising Sniper advanced targeting pods (ATP), parts and upgrades under flexible terms and timetables, the company announced recently from Orlando.
The U.S. Air Force awarded the overall ID/IQ (Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity) order to Lockheed Martin in 2015, with its terms valid through March of 2018. Recipients will include customers in Belgium, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Thailand, the Netherlands and Turkey.
"Using the ID/IQ, our foreign military sales customers can choose from a selection of pre-priced Sniper ATP products that address their unique needs," Ken Fuhr, fixed-wing program director at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, said. "As a result, the acquisition timeline is reduced from months to weeks, ensuring we can quickly respond to our customers and support targeting operations worldwide."
The branded “Sniper” product line works by locating and identifying small tactical targets from long distances using laser technology. The ATP machinery delivers air-to-ground and air-to-air targeting and works interactively with all laser- and GPS-oriented weapons for both fixed and mobile targets, including F-2, F-15, F-16, F-18, A-10, B-1 and B-52 aircraft.
Lockheed Martin maintains corporate headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland, with Florida operations in Orlando and other Sunshine State locations.
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