Bahrain buys sniper pods for F-16s

Bahrain is buying Sniper targeting pods.

Under the $22.5 million contract with the Bahrain Defense Force, Lockheed Martin will provide Sniper pods for the country's F-16 fleet, according to a company news release. In addition, Lockheed will provide spare parts and support equipment.

"Sniper ATP will provide the BDF with critical targeting capability and will support greater overall mission success," Lockheed Martin executive Paul Lemmo said.

Deliveries are scheduled to begin in early 2018.

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