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LITENING ER  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2001
Total Production: ?
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Northrop Grumman and Rafael
Parent System: LITENING
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1995
Total Production: 1,322
Family Members: LITENING, LITENING AT, LITENING G4, LITENING II and LITENING III
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Description: The LITENING ER (Extended Range) is an upgraded version of the LITENING II targeting and navigation pod with extended detection and tracking range over previous models. It features a 640x512 third generation FLIR replacing 256x256 pixel technology of LITENING II, CCD-TV, laser spot tracker/rangefinder, laser designator and laser marker. It has been specifically designed to provide targeting at extended ranges compared to LITENING II as well as enhanced performance.
The LITENING ER began fielding in 2001 reaching operational capability on the US Air Force's F-16 and F-15E and US Marine Corps AV-8B tactical aircraft. US Armed Forces LITENING ER along with LITENING II pods are meant to upgrade to the more capable LITENING AT standard.

LITENING ER Applications


Strike & Fighter Aircraft AV-8B Harrier II AV-8B Harrier II Plus F-16C Block 32 F-16C Block 40 F-16C Block 42 F-16C Fighting Falcon F-16D Block 32 F-16D Block 40 F-16D Block 42 F-16D Fighting Falcon Trainers & Light Attack Aircraft A-10C Thunderbolt II

LITENING ER Specifications

Dimensions
Diameter: 410 millimeter
Length: 2.21 meter
Weight
Weight: 200 kilogram
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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LITENING ER News

There are 3 news between
6 Jan 2003 and 7 Sep 2005
Wednesday, September 7, 2005Litening AT Targeting Pod Selected for Australian F/A-18
Tuesday, April 15, 2003Litening Targeting System Integrated on B-52H and F-15E
Monday, January 6, 2003Northrop Modifies Litening Pod to Establish Data/Video Link

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