Aerial Target

US Navy completes back-to-back BQM-177 test flights off Japan

NAVAIR has revealed that the US Navy recently completed three back-to-back test flights off the coast of Japan with its newest subsonic aerial target – the BQM-177A – in preparation for the type achieving full operational capability later this year

Kratos nets USAF aerial target drone contract

Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems has been awarded a US$338m contract by the US Air Force for the production of aerial target Lots 17-21, out-of-warranty repairs and contractor logistics support

Target drone launches BriteCloud decoy for the first time

Leonardo’s BriteCloud 218 decoy has completed its first live launch from an Airbus-developed remotely-piloted air target system (RPATS) during a recent trial in Germany, which was heralded as a success by the nation’s armed forces

STS completes 5GAT engine run testing

Sierra Technical Services (STS) successfully completed engine-run testing on its 5th Generation Aerial Target (5GAT) for the US Department of Defense (DoD) on January 10.