To provide live towed-target prototypes and production hardware that closely emulates the signature level (radar or infrared) and performance of typical threat aircraft or cruise missiles.
The Towed Target Program has a variety of economical, off-the-shelf, towed targets that can be towed by either droned or manned aircraft systems. Towed targets can be used for both testing and for training by various air-defense weapon systems. A broad range of large and small Radar Cross Section (RCS) towed systems are available with little lead time for use. All towed systems can be fitted with both miss-distance and bullet-counting types of scoring systems and RCS measurements of all towed targets can be provided to customers. Customer-specified signature towed targets can be designed and built, if specific signature requirements cannot be met with in-stock inventory tow targets.