Subsonic Aerial Target System (SSAT)

Subsonic Aerial Target System  (U.S. Navy photo)

An air or surface launched, recoverable, remote-controlled, fixed-wing subsonic aerial target capable of speeds up to Mach 0.95 and altitudes from 10 to 50,000 feet.

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 A recoverable, remote controlled, subsonic aerial target, capable of speeds up to Mach 0.86 and altitudes from 7.0 to 40,000 feet.

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ITALD (U.S. Navy photo)

Improved Tactical Air Launched Decoys (ITALDs) provide realistic decoys of strike aircraft to deceive and saturate enemy Integrated Air Defenses (IADS). The decoy simulates IADs to increase the success of Supression of Enemy Air Defense (SEAD) missions.

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BQM-34S (U.S. Navy photo)

The BQM-34S is a high performance subscale, subsonic, recoverable, aerial target used to simulate various threat characteristics for fleet training and weapon system test and evaluation.

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AQM-37C (U.S. Navy graphic)

The AQM-37 provides supersonic high altitude target capability for fleet training and weapon system test and evaluation.

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GQM-163A (U.S. Navy photos)

The GQM-163A Supersonic Sea Skimming Target (SSST)  is used to simulate Anti-Ship Cruise Missile (ASCM) in the low supersonic performance regime. It is used primarily for special test and evaluation requirements.

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Target Systems

Moving land target system (U.S. Navy photo)

Moving Land Targets train aircrews in the demands of Close Air Support (CAS), Time Sensitive Targeting (TST), Target Identification, and Forward Air Controller (FAC) procedures within a Network Centric Warfighting force.    MLT present aircrew with threat representative targets that provide infra-red reactivity, mobility, and realistic radar cross-section targets to meet their combat training needs.

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Full Scale Targets


QF-16 provides a 4th generation full scale threat representative target to meet Public Law, Title 10 US Code 2366, that new and improved weapon systems demonstrate lethality prior to production.  QF-16 is a replacement for the existing QF-4 target.

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