Watch an ISIS compound be wiped out through an F-15E Strike Eagle’s SNIPER advanced targeting pod
An interesting point of view: from an F-15E Strike Eagle Advanced Targeting Pod
The pod, equipped with a Laser designator used to guide LGBs (Laser Guided Bombs) and a FLIR (Forward Looking Infra Red) and CCD TV camera, is used for identification of targets (both on the ground and airborne ones), tracking, coordinate generation, and guidance.
Although some videos recorded through the Sniper ATP are available online, here’s one released by the Pentagon showing an attack on an ISIL Compound near Kobani, Syria.
Blast aside, the symbology that appears in the ATP footage is interesting: target aside, there are a lot of symbols that we know nothing about, a result of the so-called “sensor fusion,” the combination of sensory data derived from the plane and other assets’ data sources.