Northrop Grumman has been awarded an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract with a potential value of $1.3 billion by the US Air Force (USAF) for sustainment, production, software and upgrades for the LITENING advanced targeting pod. The system includes a suite of advanced high-resolution sensors and a data link for intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR) and target acquisition.

Since the first generation of the Northrop Grumman LITENING pod, we have been providing this mission critical capability, with our top priority of ensuring that LITENING is ready for any mission, any time [….] This initial logistics award continues our 24/7 commitment to LITENING operators and maintainers,” explained Vice President, Land and Avionics C4ISR, Brent Toland.

LITENING is in service with major components of the Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, the Marine Corps and several international customers. It has been integrated on a wide range of platforms, including AV-8B, A-10, B-52, C-130, F-15, F-16 and F/A-18.

LITENING features high definition video, 1K FLIR and charged-coupled device sensors, laser imaging sensors and multiple plug-and-play data link options. Any LITENING pod can be upgraded to the latest configuration due to its modular design. (Image Northrop Grumman)

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