Air National Guard deploys to Afghanistan with Northrop Grumman-Built LITENING G4 Pods

Northrop Grumman's LITENING G4 advanced targeting pod recently embarked on its first combat deployment with the Air National Guard on A-10 and F-16 Block 30 aircraft supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. The Air National Guard will use the LITENING G4 pod's advanced capabilities to complete their mission in a wide range of conditions while in theater. The LITENING G4 pod targeting and surveillance system provides imagery using 1K forward-looking infrared (FLIR), 1K charge-coupled device (CCD) sensors, and wider field of view and enhanced zoom which deliver more accurate target identification and location at longer ranges for battlefield conditions than previous generations of the LITENING targeting pods systems.