Northrop to Perform Targeting Pod Upgrades Aboard F-16 Jets

northrop-Grumman_BLUENorthrop Grumman has won contracts worth $74 million to upgrade the targeting pods onboard the F-16 multirole fighter aircraft of the Air Force Reserve Command and Air National Guard.

The company said Monday the upgrade work intends to equip the F-16 jets with the AN/AAQ-28(V) Litening G4 targeting and surveillance system’s digital video processing functions to help improve the situational awareness capability for pilots.

Northrop will also provide spares for the targeting pods under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.

The Litening G4 pod has charge-coupled sensors, color symbology, 1K forward-looking infrared and short-wave laser infrared imaging components.

You may also be interested in...


Air Force Taps SpaceX to Investigate High-Capacity Manufacturing Tech for Thermal Protection Systems

Air Force Research Laboratory has awarded an $8.5 million contract to SpaceX to enhance manufacturing technologies used to produce hypersonic-capable thermal protection systems, Space News reported Monday.

AlertTrace by VOS Systems

USAF Procures Contact Tracing Tech From VOS Systems for COVID-19 Response Efforts

VOS Systems received a contract of an undisclosed sum from the U.S. Air Force to deliver, field and sustain an electronic COVID-19 contact tracing tool.

5G technology

VA Hospital Adopts T-Mobile 5G Platform; David Bezzant Quoted

T-Mobile has helped the Department of Veterans Affairs implement 5G technology at a hospital in Miami to support care delivery and telehealth services through instant mobile connectivity.