QinetiQ Brings to Market the Air-Launched "Rattler" UAV Supersonic Target

June 06, 2019
 

QinetiQ Brings to Market the Air-Launched “Rattler” UAV Supersonic Target

QinetiQ has unveiled the world’s first in-its-class Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) supersonic target that can be attached to its jet Banshee aerial target and launched during flight.

 

Banshee flight with Rattler

Rattler was built to enable ships and aircraft to practice tracking missiles. The ground-launch capability of Rattler was launched at CANSEC in 2018. This new air-launch capability from the jet Banshee, has been successfully trialled in Canada over the past twelve months. This evolution in threat representation technology is a key part of QinetiQ’s strategy to lead and deliver world-class test and evaluation, training and mission rehearsal capabilities for governments around the world.

Peter Longstaff, Managing Director of QinetiQ Target Systems says, “Rattler is a low-cost manoeuvrable supersonic target and something brand new for the live fire, test and evaluation community. Rattler costs substantially less than any high-speed threat representative target currently on the market and being air-launched means that we can now conduct a full end-to-end threat representation profile. We are delighted to add the air-launched Rattler to our portfolio of affordable next-generation targets which we can either provide as a product sale or deploy to a customer’s site as part of a managed service for test or training purposes.”

 https://www.qinetiq.com/News/2019/05/QinetiQ-Brings-to-Market-the-AirLaunched-Rattler-UAV-Supersonic-Target


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