The partnership utilized an innovative real-time parts replenishment process in the depot, capitalized on fast commercial transportation, and supported field maintainers with a 24-hour technical assistance hotline. Moreover, the program’s commitment to continuous hardware and software improvements dramatically increased pod reliability, while simultaneously reducing contract sustainment costs by $91 million.
“Sniper ATP provides pilots high-resolution imagery for precision targeting and non-traditional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions,” said Paul Miller, one of the sniper logistics manager on the Precision Attack Sniper IPT. “It executes the Find, Fix, Track, Target, Engage and Assess kill-chain, laser-designating small tactical targets at extended standoff ranges and supports employment of laser and GPS-guided weapons against fixed and moving targets. I’m proud to work on the team that supports a system that is being used every day to defend the United States, support our troops and give them top cover.”
This is second time the team has been recognized with the Department of Defense award. The other time being in 2014.
“It’s quite an honor to be recognized,” said Betty Riley, chief of the Precision Attack Sniper Integrated Product Team. “When you consider it’s a Secretary of Defense award, and you were competing against other agencies and your effort is recognized as a top program, it’s a big deal. Moving forward, we are going to continue to sustain Sniper Pod at a high level.”