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'Sniper' Targeting Pod Becomes Operational with Air National Guard Unit
The New York Air National Guard Syracuse-based 174th Fighter Wing was declared Initial Operational Capable with Lockheed Martin's Sniper advanced targeting pod in April, the latest ANG F-16 unit to meet a formal set of Air Combat Command requirements for Sniper training and equipment. The new-generation targeting pods--carried on ANG, Reserve and Air Force active-duty F-15Es and F-16s--have proven very effective in combat ops.