$10.3M for 8 more Targeting Pods
Lockheed Martin Corp. in Orlando, FL is being awarded a $10.3 million firm fixed price, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract to provide eight Advanced Targeting Pods, containers, pylon, warranty, spares and associated support. The mission involves the Air Force (Air Combat Command) and the Air National Guard, and the major objective is to acquire state-of-the-art targeting pods to support F-16 and F-15 aircraft. Solicitation for this contract began March 2001, negotiations were completed July 2001, and work will be complete by April 2007. The Headquarters Aeronautical Systems Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH issued the contract (F33657-01-D-2029).
DID has covered the success of the F-18’s Raytheon ATFLIR targeting pods and the way they’ve changed the aircraft’s role in Iraq, the way the value of the AV-8B Harrier has been changed by its sensors, and the success of the Lockheed Martin Sniper XR pod on F-15Es in the Iraqi theater.