BQM-167A

Aerial Targets

Kratos is a leading provider of state-of-the-art, high-performance aerial target drones. Through an in-depth understanding of the aerial target mission, our suite of targets has been developed to provide the warfighters of the United States and its allies with threat-representative systems capable of emulating existing and emerging threats.

BQM-167A

The BQM-167A Air Force Subscale Aerial Target (AFSAT) is the only subscale aerial target platform operated by the U.S. Air Force. The primary role of the BQM-167A is to provide U.S. Air Force aviators with realistic and comprehensive end-to-end weapons-release training.

With an industry-leading fuel capacity of 115 U.S. gallons, the BQM-167A’s operation time-on-station is more than double that of the legacy platform it replaced. The longer available flight time means more presentations per launch, significantly reducing the target’s cost of ownership.

The versatile design of the BQM-167A supports various mission requirements by accepting a wide array of internal and external payloads, including scoring (vector and scalar), Identification Friend or Foe (IFF), passive and active radar augmentation, electronic countermeasures, infrared (IR) augmentation (plume pods), and internally stored chaff and flares.

BQM-167i

Based upon the proven success of the U.S. Air Force BQM-167A aerial target, the BQM-167i provides discriminating international customers with realistic end-to-end weapons-release training. With an operational ceiling of 15,000 meters and a top speed of .93 Mach, the BQM-167i allows international users an unparalleled opportunity to test and train against threat-representative target systems at altitudes and speeds otherwise unavailable with competing target platforms.

Boasting an industry-leading fuel capacity of 284 liters, the BQM-167i promises unrivaled value by delivering up to three times more presentations per launch than other target systems in its class.

The versatile design of the BQM-167i supports various mission requirements by accepting a wide array of internal and external payloads, including towed targets, smoke oil, scoring (vector and scalar), Identification Friend or Foe (IFF), passive and active RF augmentation, infrared (IR) augmentation (plume pods), chaff, and flares.

BQM-177A

The BQM-177A is the US Navy’s next-generation Sub-Sonic Aerial Target (SSAT). While it provides formidable threat emulation for air-to-air engagements, the BQM-177A’s aerodynamic design and unmatched performance capabilities make it the best choice for highly-dynamic, high-subsonic, sea-skimming anti-ship cruise missile threat emulation.

Capable of speeds in excess of 0.95 Mach and a sea-skimming altitude as low as 6.6 feet, the BQM-177A has no equal when it comes to delivering realistic anti-ship missile threat emulation.

This highly-versatile aerial target supports a variety of mission requirements by carrying a wide array of internal and external payloads, including proximity scoring, Identification Friend or Foe (IFF), passive and active RF augmentation, electronic counter-measures, infrared (IR) augmentation (plume pods), chaff and flare dispensers, and towed targets.

BQM-177i

The BQM-177i is the exportable variant of the U.S. Navy’s newest and most advanced BQM-177A Sub-Sonic Aerial Target (SSAT). The performance capabilities of the BQM-177i are ideally suited for high-subsonic, sea-skimming anti-ship cruise missile threat emulation.

Capable of speeds in excess of 0.95 Mach and a sea-skimming altitude as low as 3.1 meters, the BQM-177i has no competitive equal when it comes to delivering realistic anti-ship missile threat emulation.

This highly-versatile aerial target supports various mission requirements by carrying a wide array of internal and external payloads, including scoring, Identification Friend or Foe (IFF), passive and active RF augmentation; infrared (IR) augmentation (plume pods), chaff and flare dispensers; and towed targets.

MQM-178 Firejet

The MQM-178 Firejet fills a variety of end-to-end weapons-release training roles, including surface-to-air and air-to-air. Capable of flying a wide variety of speed and maneuverability profiles, Firejet delivers a high degree of versatility by providing the opportunity to test multiple weapon systems with one flexible and affordable aerial target system.

The smallest of Kratos’ aerial targets, Firejet is capable of carrying a combination of internal and external payloads, including tow targets, proximity scoring, passive & active (RF) augmentation, and infrared (IR) augmentation.

Pneumatically launched, the Firejet is capable of land or shipboard launch, significantly reducing operating costs by eliminating the need for expensive Rocket-Assisted Take-Off (RATO) equipment and facilities. Customers with exiting launch equipment will appreciate that the lightweight and compact nature of Firejet’s design makes it easily adaptable to a number of existing pneumatic launch systems.

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