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Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod

Sniper Pod

Sniper is the most widely deployed targeting system for fixed-wing aircraft in use by the U.S. Air Force and is also the targeting system of choice for more than 16 international air forces. In addition to fulfilling precision strike mission requirements, Sniper is changing the way armed forces operate in theater with new capabilities to meet the challenges of non-traditional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

Providing mission-critical capabilities for aircrew survivability and mission success, Sniper specializes in long-range target detection/identification and continuous surveillance for all missions, including close air support of ground forces. Superior imagery, a video datalink, and J-series weapons-quality coordinates enhance the warfighter’s ability to rapidly detect and analyze air and ground targets while keeping aircrews out of threat ranges.

 An electro-optical targeting system in a single, lightweight pod, Sniper is designed for current and future aircraft. It is currently operational on the F-15, F-16, F-18, B-1, B-52 and A-10.


Sniper is a Registered Trademark of Lockheed Martin Corporation.

Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod

Sniper provides critical long-range, positive identification of both moving and stationary air and ground targets, real-time targeting for advanced laser-guided weapons, and a video down link that relays high-resolution streaming video to forward-deployed forces for non-traditional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and rapid target coordination.

Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod

Learn more about the most widely used targeting pod in combat operations.

Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod

Sniper provides critical long-range, positive identification of both moving and stationary air and ground targets, real-time targeting for advanced laser-guided weapons, and a video down link that relays high-resolution streaming video to forward-deployed forces for non-traditional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and rapid target coordination.

Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod

Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod

Sniper, pictured here on a CF-18, has been selected by 16 international air forces. (Photo Courtesy of the U.S. Air Force)

Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod

Sniper’s superior range and rock-steady stabilization enables pilots to complete missions safely with unequaled accuracy. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod

“The Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod provides the greatest combat capability of all ATPs available today.” – USAF testimonial to Congress justifying its unfunded priority list (Photo Courtesy of the U.S. Air Force by Staff Sgt. Tony R. Tolley)

Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod

Sniper’s system capability is increasing and rapidly expanding to other U.S. Air Force and international aircraft. (Photo Courtesy of the U.S. Air Force by Senior Airman Julius Delos Reyes)

Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod

"With the addition of the Sniper ATP, the A-10C has realized a quantum leap in its ability to locate, identify, track and ultimately defeat targets across the modern battlefield. The A-10C with Sniper ATP is an incredibly lethal combination." -- Lt. Col. Michael Millen, commander of the 354th Fighter Squadron, Davis-Monthan AFB. (Photo Courtesy of the U.S. Air Force)

Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod

Sniper has demonstrated outstanding targeting and ISR performance in F-16, F-15E and GR9 combat operations. (Photo Courtesy of the U.S. Air Force)

Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod

Providing the greatest standoff range precision targeting and non-traditional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, Sniper enhances the multi-dimensional role of tactical aircraft. (Photo Courtesy of the U.S. Air Force)

Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod

Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

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