Kratos is Awarded a $25 Million Contract to Procure BQM-177A Subsonic Aerial Targets
SACRAMENTO (BGM) – Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems Inc., Sacramento, California, is awarded a $25,413,946 contract to procure 34 low-rate initial production Lot 3 BQM-177A Subsonic Aerial Targets and technical data, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according U.S. DoD.
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 world’s 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 10 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.
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Source: U.S. DoD, Kratos