LANTIRN Targeting System Selected for Royal Danish Air Force F-16 Mid-Life Update
ORLANDO, FL, January 18th, 1999 -- The Royal Danish Air Force Materiel Command has selected the LANTIRN Targeting system--enhanced with CCD TV and advanced electronics--for integration on Danish F-16s now being upgraded under the F-16 Mid-Life Update (MLU) program.
The Royal Danish Air Force is the second European Participating Governments (EPG) country to select LANTIRN as the system of choice for the F-16 MLU upgrade. With LANTIRN as the standard targeting system for the F-16 MLU program, the Danish Air Force joins the Royal Netherlands Air Force in supporting worldwide operations for standoff precision targeting.
Other nations indicating similar precision targeting systems requirements of their F-16 MLU aircraft include Belgium, Norway, and Portugal.
With company headquarters located in Orlando, Florida, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control is a world leader in electro-optics, smart munitions, anti-armor, and air defense systems. The company is an operating element of Lockheed Martin Electronics Sector, based in Bethesda, Maryland.
RESPONSES TO FOLLOW-ON QUERIES
Q1: How many countries have now ordered LANTIRN?
A1: Denmark will be the 12th nation to choose and fly LANTIRN or LANTIRN
derivatives. Other nations include the U.S. (including the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force), the Netherlands; Turkey; Greece, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan.
Q2: What?s a CCD camera?
A2: A solid state design Charged Coupled Device television sensor. Television is an option available to all LANTIRN customers.
Q3: What capabilities does LANTIRN bring to the F-16?
A3: The LANTIRN targeting system enables pilots to pinpoint and attack targets from standoff ranges, day or night, using laser-guided weapons.
Q4: What is the value of the contract, and how many targeting systems are involved.
A4: By agreement with our customer, we will not discuss price and quantities.
Q5: How many total LANTIRN systems has Lockheed Martin sold to date?
A5: As of the start of this year, customers have ordered 775 LANTIRN navigation pods; and 763 LANTIRN targeting pods.
Nettie Johnson, 407-356-5351
Mary Jo Polidore, 407-356-2207
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