Lockheed Martin is to improve the US Air Force's ability to assess bomb damage using imagery from the LANTIRN targeting pods carried by Boeing F-15s and Lockheed Martin F-16s. Under the $6.8 million Bomb Damage Assessment Modification development contract, the company will integrate a radiometer and digital recorder into the pod. A demonstrator was flown in 1998 (Flight International, 14-20 July, 1999). Development is to be completed in June 2001.

Source: Flight International