US to Upgrade Pakistani F-16 Fighter Jets With Sniper Pods & Other Advanced Tech

The United States Department of Defense (DOD) has approved an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Pakistani F-16s. The contract has been awarded to Lockheed Martin.

The contract involves Foreign Military Sales (FMS) for Sniper, Infrared Search and Track (IRST), and Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared for Night (LANTIRN) navigation pod (fixed wing) hardware production.


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The US DOD confirmed the development on its website on Monday.

This contract provides the necessary resources required for the management, fabrication, upgrade/retrofit, integration support and testing and shipping of its non-developmental item (NDI) Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP) System, NDI LANTIRN Fixed Image Navigation Set upgrades, and the NDI IRST system as it relates to the requirements document associated with each specific delivery order placed under this contract.

The work on the production will be performed in Orlando, Florida and it will be completed by May 2025. The FMS is for US allies including Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Egypt, Greece, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Taiwan, Thailand, and Turkey.


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  • This Dependance on America and other countries must end now. Our Engineers must be capable enough to develop and produce these products and technologies locally. We are buying defense products from America, Europe, China, Turkey and South Africa and as a result hundreds of millions of dollars are flying away from Pakistan on a yearly basis.

    Also JF-17 must be developed into a Prime Platform of the future rather than the Dependance on F16s.

    • First our Educational system should be changed from theoretical to PRACTICAL, the We will be able to make our own equipment and Defense products.

  • pakistan should also fit an AESA radar,long range A2A missiles and better electronic counter measures to upgrade its F16s to 4.5 generation standard


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