Lockheed Martin's "Sniper" targeting pod, contending for the U.S. Air Force's Advanced Targeting Pod acquisition, continued to track targets and presented a stable image during a four-minute, Mach 1.12 "speed-soak" in recent testing, program officials report. Shock waves from the inlet-mounted, wedge-shaped pod didn't interfere with the F-16 test aircraft's engine operation, nor did they degrade infrared and visible-light images presented on cockpit displays, Aerospace Daily ...

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