POD UPGRADE: The Portuguese air force selected Northrop Grumman’s third-generation LITENING advanced targeting (AT) system for its F-16 Advanced Targeting Pod upgrade program. Under the terms of the contract, Northrop Grumman will deliver 12 targeting pods and spares to the Portuguese air force beginning this year, with final deliveries in 2009. LITENING targeting pods have flown more than 865,000 flight hours on the AV-8B, A-10, B-52, F-15E, F-16 and F/A-18 aircraft. The LITENING AT system ...

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