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Poland orders Sniper targeting pods for FA-50 fighters

By Defence Industry Europe

Poland's Ministry of National Defence has signed an intergovernmental contract (Letter of Acceptance, LOA) with the United States for 34 AN/AAQ-33 Sniper targeting pods manufactured by Lockheed Martin.

According to Poland’s Armament Agency, the contract is valued at USD 105 million.

 

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The agency stated that the Sniper targeting pods will be integrated onto FA-50 Block 20 fighter jets. In August 2022, Poland signed two contracts with Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) for 12 FA-50 Block 10 and 32 FA-50 Block 20 (FA-50PL). The first contract was valued at USD 705 million, while the second was valued at USD 2.3 billion.

FA-50 Block 20 will be adapted to the specific requirements of the Polish Air Force.

 

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As reported by Defence Industry Europe, Poland intends to equip the FA-50 Block 20 with PhantomStrike AESA radars manufactured by RTX. Furthermore, the fighters will be armed with AIM-120 AMRAAM air-to-air missiles.

 

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