Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2003
Total Production: 383
Unitary Cost: USD$5.0 million
Also Known As: AN/AAQ-33 Sniper
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Lockheed Martin
Parent System: Sniper XR
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2003
Total Production: 905
Total Cost: USD$875 million
Family Members: Sniper XR
There are no reviews so far

Description: The PANTERA (Precision Attack Navigation and Targeting with Extended Range Acquisition) is a derivative of proven Sniper XR advanced targeting pod intended for the export market. It provides target identification and targeting at far greater range than current targeting systems. The advanced modular design allows PANTERA to be mounted both internally and externally (pod), while providing low life cycle costs. The PANTERA incorporates a third generation midwave FLIR, laser tracker, laser marker, dual mode laser, and a CCD-TV. To date, it has been selected by Norway (6+12) for its mid-life updated F-16A/B aircraft and Poland for its F-16C/D aircraft. Oman also selected PANTERA for its F-16 aircraft fleet.

In August 2004, the Sniper XR/PANTERA was tested on the F/A-18 aircraft in support of ongoing targeting pod competitions in Australia and Canada. The US Navy and the US Marine Corps were also considered as potential customers for this advanced targeting pod. In November 2004, Lockheed-Martin announced that a modified PANTERA targeting pod on a Norwegian F-16 aircraft demonstrated, for the first time, data downlink capability at Bodo Air Force Base in Bodo, Norway. The video transmission provided by the targeting pod will allow net-centric and cooperating air and ground forces operations. Later on November 15, 2004, the Royal Norwegian Air Force exercised an option for additional PANTERA targeting pods, terms and quantities were not disclosed. The first PANTERA lot delivery was completed August 2004.

In April 2006 Boeing selected Lockheed Martin to provide Sniper Advanced targeting pods, Tiger Eyes navigation pods, and an Infrared Search and Track (IRST) System for the Republic of Singapore F-15SGs. Under an undisclosed fixed-price five-year contract this advanced electro-optical sensor suite will be integrated into the F-15SG aircraft beginning in the second quarter of 2007.

PANTERA Applications

Combat Aircraft F-15 Silent Eagle F-15K Slam Eagle F-15SA Advanced Eagle F-15SG F-16A Fighting Falcon F-16B Fighting Falcon F-16C Block 32 F-16C Block 50 F-16C Block 52 F-16C Block 72 F-16D Block 32 F-16D Block 50 F-16D Block 52 F-16D Block 72 F-16E Desert Falcon F-16F Desert Falcon F-16V F-2 F/A-18A Hornet F/A-18B Hornet F/A-18C Hornet F/A-18D Hornet Harrier Gr9 KF-X Mirage 2000-5 Rafale B Typhoon Typhoon T

PANTERA Specifications

Diameter: 300 millimeter (11.8 inch)
Length: 2.39 meter
Weight: 177 kilogram (390 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)


There are 55 news between
3 Nov 2004 and 18 May 2020
1  2  3  4  5  | 6
Monday, May 18, 2020Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract to Support Foreign Military Sales
Thursday, February 27, 2020United Arab Emirates Mirage 2000-9 to Get Sniper Targeting Pods
Tuesday, October 15, 2019Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod Being Integrated onto FA-50 Aircraft
Monday, June 3, 2019FMS: Bulgaria Requests Sale of Eight F-16C/D Block 70/72 Aircraft
Monday, March 25, 2019FMS: Morocco Requests Upgrade of 23 F-16 Block 52+ to F-16V Configuration
FMS: Morocco Seeks 25 F-16C/D Block 72 Multi-Role Fighters
Wednesday, September 26, 2018Bahrain and Taiwan Order 37 Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods
Monday, June 11, 2018Qatar Emiri Air Force Rafale Jets to Get Sniper Targeting Pods
Wednesday, April 4, 2018FMS: Slovakia Requests Sale of 14 F-16 Block 70/72 V Aircraft
Tuesday, September 12, 2017FMS: Canada Seeks 18 F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Aircraft

Operators & Related Equipment

Ordered by Belgium Defense in 2007 for the F-16A/B aircraft.
Targeting pods provided to CF-18 aircraft
ex-UK pods (10) and 10 new ones ordered in June 2015
Targeting pods provided to Eurofighter Typhoon jets (14) and F-18E/F (12). In May 2017 Kuwait ordered 14 Sniper XR targeting pods to support its F/A-18C/D jets.
Jul 201614
Equipment utilized on Pakistan Air Force's Block 52 F-16C/D aircraft
Targeting pods provided to Rafale jets
Saudi Arabia158
Targeting pods for its F-15S aircraft
Targeting pods integrated on F-15SG and F-16 Block 52 aircraft
United Kingdom?
Ordered by the Royal Air Force for its Harrier GR9 aircraft

Grand Total 39324
Copyright © 2003-2020 website. All rights reserved.
This website has been optimized for HTML 5 and CSS 3.