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Title: Targeting Pods Market Players

Recent Product-Related Developments by Key
Targeting Pods Market Players
From primitiveness to sophistication,
targeting pods have had a successful
transition. For instance, modern targeting pods
have electro-optical sighting capability during
the day and infrared sighting during the
night. In addition, optical targeting pods are
evaluated to have standard features like
elector optics, infrared radars, and
electro-optics. As per Inkwood Research,
the global targeting pods market is
expected to register a CAGR of around 6
during the forecast period, 2023-2032.
This blog focuses on the recent
developments by key targeting pod
  • Northrop Grumman LITENING Advanced Targeting
  • Northrop Grumman is a global aerospace defense
    technology company and a prominent
  • military technology provider. The company
    operates in four sectors, innovation
    systems, technology services, mission systems,
    and aerospace systems. It is headquartered in
  • Church, Virginia, United States.
  • On September 7, 2022, Northrop Grumman announced
    its successful completion of testing the LITENING
    advanced targeting pod on the US Navys F/A-18
    Super Hornet. It is used by
  • aviators to undertake search rescue,
    intelligence, surveillance, humanitarian
    relief, and targeting missions.
  • LITENING was selected in early 2022 to
    replace the legacy targeting pods on the
    F/A-18 fleet. The pilots executed operations
    and maneuvers representative of combat
    missions during the flight. This included target
    destination, air-to-air tracking, and target
    tracking. The
  • eye-safe training laser mode was engaged,
    facilitating the use of the pod for realistic
    training with combat controllers on the
    ground. The pilots carried out these
    operations without
  • advanced training, thereby showing the ease of
    use enabled by close collaboration with the
    aviation community.
  • At present, LITENING serves the Air National
    Guard, Air Force, and the Marine Corps in the US.
    The company has delivered over 900 LITENING pods.
  • According to James Conroy, vice president
    of navigation, targeting, and
    survivability, Northrop Grumman, The pods
    digital video, autonomous target tracking, and
    laser sensors will give Naval aviators an
    entirely new set of capabilities for operations
    over land and sea today. (Source)
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation Sniper Advanced
    Targeting Pod (ATP)

  • Lockheed Martin Corporation is a leading player
    in the advanced technologies, aerospace
    defense, and information security industries.
    The company has four operational business
  • segments, space system, rotary mission system,
    missiles fire control, and aeronautics,
  • with headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland, the
    United States.
  • On May 27, 2021, Lockheed Martin and the US Navy
    collaborated to complete the first flight test of
    the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet integrated with
    Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod (ATP)
  • for the Kuwait Air Force. It is expected
    to be fielded with the aircraft in late
    2023. This
  • integration is expected to enable the future and
    existing Super Hornet fleets with Sniper ATPs
  • precision targeting and surveillance
    capabilities, which are crucial to pilot
  • As per Kenen Nelson, director of Fixed Wing
    Sensor Programs at Lockheed Martins Missiles and
    Fire Control, Integrating Sniper ATP onto Weapon
    Station 5, commonly known as the cheek station,
    brings state-of-the-art tracking algorithms,
    two-way-data-link, and many other capabilities to
    the Kuwait F/A-18E/F crews that will positively
    impact the overall success of their missions.
  • Accordingly, in March 2021, flight testing using
    an operational Sniper Advanced Targeting
  • Pod (ATP) was successfully conducted at
    Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in
    California. Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod
    (ATP) currently flies on the Canadian CF-18
    Hornets and the Kuwait F/A-18C/D. Its
    field-proven reliability, modular design,
    and exceptional depot partnership with Robins Air
    Force Base make it the lowest life cycle cost
    targeting pod in the market.
  • Thales Group TALIOS 2-in-1 Pod
  • Thales Group provides services for the
    security, transport, defense, and
  • industries. It designs, supports, and
    delivers systems in the aerospace sector
    and offers services like nose-to-tail
    connectivity, in-flight, training
    simulation, and air traffic

Thales Groups TALIOS 2-in-1 Pod enables recce
and targeting capabilities into one pod. It has
infrared, color, and HD BW sensors. Its
pilot-centric approach facilitates
unhindered situation awareness through Permanent
VisionTM. On May 06, 2022, Thales announced
receiving an order of additional 21 TALIOS
pods in addition to the initial order for
46 TALIOS systems from the French defense
procurement agency (DGA). With this, the French
Navy and French Air and Space Force will have a
total of TALIOS pods in service by 2025. These
will equip Rafale aircraft currently in service
with the French forces. TALIOS will allow Rafale
F4 standard aircraft to perform ground/surface
attack missions and air reconnaissance. In
addition, the pod facilitates an extensive
search target identification capability
and switches to target acquisition and tracking
mode. Furthermore, on February 8, 2023,
Thales announced that it will exhibit the
TALIOS 2-in-1 Pod, the best of its
airborne optronics capability, at Aero India
2023. As per Christophe Salomon, Executive Vice
President, Land and Air Systems, Thales,
The TALIOS pods new reconnaissance modes and
automatic target detection and recognition algorit
hms will provide the French armed forces with an
unprecedented level of operational superiority.
(Source) These products encompass
high-performance capabilities, reliability,
and cutting-edge technologies. This is
attributed to heavy investments in research
development to sustain the competitive rivalry
in the global targeting pods market. Such
aspects place these companies among the most
prominent players in the market. By Akhil
Nair FAQs
What are targeting pods? Targeting pods are
objective marking tools used by attack aircraft
to identify targets and guide precision-guided
munition (PGM). Which factor will benefit the
global targeting pods market growth? The ongoing
military modernization programs will benefit the
global targeting pods market growth.
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