The Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) awarded Lockheed Martin a contract to provide its Sniper® Advanced Targeting Pod’s (ATP) for the QEAF’s Rafale aircraft. Lockheed Martin will provide the QEAF with pods, spares and deployment support for the Rafale – the 10th platform to fly with Sniper ATP.
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 has been integrated across multiple platforms, including the United States Air Force and multinational F-2, F-15, F-16, F-18, A-10, B-1, B-52, Harrier and Typhoon aircraft. Pod deliveries to the QEAF will begin in 2019.