The Office of the Secretary of Defense awarded the U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin Sniper® Advanced Targeting Pod (ATP) team the 2014 Performance-Based Logistics (PBL) Award, which recognizes outstanding achievements in providing operational support to warfighters.
The team received the subsystem PBL award, which is one of three PBL awards presented annually to government/industry teams. Team members include individuals from the Precision Attack System Program Office at Robins Air Force Base, Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex and Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, who together provide critical support for more than 350 Sniper ATPs worldwide.
“The Sniper ATP PBL program ensures that pod availability and reliability rates are maintained at the highest levels while sustainment costs are reduced. Our strong partnership with Robins Air Force Base enables us to support warfighters' mission success, which is our primary focus,” said Ken Fuhr, Fixed Wing Program Director at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control.
The Sniper ATP PBL team manages a variety of sustainment efforts, including maintenance, repairs and obsolescence. Over a 15-month period, team members maintained an operational availability rate 14 percent greater than contract requirement, which allowed them to provide an average of 50 additional Sniper ATPs to warfighters.
Sniper ATP provides pilots with high-resolution imagery for precision targeting and non-traditional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. In use by the U.S. Air Force and 16 countries, Sniper ATP is interoperable across multiple platforms, including U.S. Air Force and multi-national F-15, F-16, F-18, A-10, B-1 and B-52 aircraft.
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control is a four-time recipient of the Secretary of Defense PBL Award. Past programs recognized include the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor and High Mobility Artillery Rocket System.