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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1987
Total Production: ?
Unitary Cost: USD$4.6 million
Also Known As: AN/AAQ-13, AN/AAQ-14 and LANTIRN ER
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Lockheed Martin
Parent System: LANTIRN
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1987
Total Production: ?
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Description: The LANTIRN (Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting InfraRed for Night) system comprises the AN/AAQ-14 targeting pod and the AN/AQQ-13 navigation pod. The AN/AAQ-13 pod weighs 205 kg, 0.3 m diameter, and 1.99 m long. The AAQ-14 pod weighs 241 kg, 0.38 m diameter and 2.51 m long. The LANTIRN system provides accurate navigation and targeting capabilities. It comprises a laser designator for laser-guided weapons and a FLIR for day, night and adverse weather navigation. The LANTIRN is being upgraded through the addition of a third generation FLIR for extended range, an improved laser for use at 40,000-foot altitude, a CCD-TV device, digital data recorder, geo-locater and laser spot tracker. The upgraded LANTIRN has improved reliability, maintainability, and lower life cycle costs.

The LANTIRN targeting/navigation system has been installed on the F-15 Strike Eagle, F-16 Fighting Falcon and F-14 Tomcat aircraft. More than 1,700 LANTIRN pods have been produced for the United States and allied nations. It was first deployed successfully during the Gulf War in 1991.

On 14 November 2006, Lockheed Martin announced an agreement with the Royal Denmark Air Force (RDAF) for the purchase of three LANTIRN ER (Extended Range) targeting pods. The folowing 26-month contract awarded to Lockheed Martin valued at $20 million also included upgrades for 13 LANTIRN pods already owned by RDAF.

LANTIRN Applications

Combat Aircraft F-14A Tomcat F-14B Tomcat F-14D Tomcat F-15E Strike Eagle F-15SA F-16A Fighting Falcon F-16B Fighting Falcon 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 F-16I Soufa F-16V Sensor Systems TIGER Eyes Support Aircraft S-3B Viking

LANTIRN Specifications

Weight: 445 kilogram (981 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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There are 10 news between
25 Oct 2005 and 1 Jun 2017
Thursday, June 1, 2017US Allies to Get Support for LANTIRN and ATP Pods
Monday, November 9, 2015Lockheed Martin to Sustain Saudi Arabia's F-15 Sensor Suite
Thursday, August 13, 2015Taiwan Orders Two Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods
Wednesday, October 20, 2010FMS: Saudi Arabia Requests Sale of up to 96 New and 70 Upgraded F-15SA Aircraft
Wednesday, January 6, 2010Turkey Acquires Sniper and LANTIRN ER Targeting Pods for F-16 Block 40, 50 Aircraft
Monday, June 15, 2009Saudi Arabia F-15S Aircraft Fleet to Receive Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod
Monday, September 29, 2008FMS: Turkey Requests Sale of 30 PANTERA and 30 LANTIRN Pods
Friday, December 7, 2007FMS: Saudi Arabia Seeks AN/AAQ-33 SNIPER Targeting Pods
Tuesday, November 14, 2006Royal Denmark Air Force Orders Additional LANTIRN Targeting Pods
Tuesday, October 25, 2005FMS Greece Pursuing More Block 52+ F-16C/D Aircraft

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