The Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) has received the first Lockheed Sniper pods for its F-15K aircraft.

Lockheed Missiles and Fire Control programme manager Marc Nazon said the pods would provide updated targeting and non-traditional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (NTISR) capabilities for the F-15K fleet.

The Sniper pod is capable of identifying targets at long ranges and offers high-resolution streaming video using a video downlink to ground forces for NTISR and rapid target coordination.

The pods will soon be deployed into full flight operations with the ROKAF F-15K fleet.

Lockheed sniper pods are also used on US Air Force and multinational F-16, F-15, B-1, F-18, Harrier, A-10 and B-52 aircraft.