Air National Guard Tests Lockheed-Built Laser Guided Training Rounds With F-16 Aircraft

Lockheed Martin BlueA U.S. Air National Guard unit has discharged eight laser-guided bomb training units built by Lockheed Martin from a fighter aircraft during flight tests conducted at the Barry M. Goldwater Ranges near Gila Bend in Arizona.

The ANG unit evaluated the Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds on the F-16C/D Block 40/42 aircraft and the ELGTR assessments indicated an accuracy of within 9.8 feet, Lockheed said Tuesday.

“ELGTR is already in use on several allies’ F-16s, and allows pilots to train without expending tactical inventory,” said Joe Serra, precision guided systems director at Lockheed’s missiles and fire control unit.

The company designed the live-fire LGB training round to also integrate with F/A-18, AV-8B and various international aircraft platforms.

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