The U.S. contractor Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control has been awarded a contract by Leonardo of Italy to provide Sniper advanced targeting pods for Typhoon fighter jets ordered by Kuwait.

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control will supply 18 pods for Kuwaiti combat aircraft, with deliveries to begin in 2017. The contract also includes the supply of integration services and logistics support.

The Sniper pod will deliver the aircraft with high-resolution imagery, advanced targeting modes, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.

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