Qatar Emiri Air Force Awards Lockheed Martin SNIPER Advanced Targeting Pod Contract
On 11 June it was announced that the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) selected Lockheed Martin’s SNIPER Advanced Targeting Pod (ATP) for its RAFALE aircraft. Under this new contract, Lockheed Martin will provide the QEAF with pods, spares and deployment support for the RAFALE – the 10th platform to fly with SNIPER ATP. Integration efforts are ongoing, with flight tests currently in progress, and deliveries to the QEAF will begin in 2019.
“Platform expansion on the Rafale aircraft is a testament to SNIPER ATP’s proven performance, ease of integration and open architecture,” said Kenen Nelson, Director of Fixed Wing Programs at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. “We continuously invest to ensure that Sniper ATP is the most capable targeting pod available for our allies worldwide.”