The MOD and QinetiQ working together to provide Defence Test & Evaluation and Training Support Services

Target Services

Accurate and effective test and evaluation (T&E) and training demands a variety of effective and representative targets. QinetiQ, through the LTPA, can provide aerial targets, instrumented barges and land targets for T&E, research and development, and training purposes.

Aerial Target Provision
The Combined Aerial Targets Service (CATS) is a 20-year contract to satisfy the UK MOD with a worldwide service of subsonic aerial targets for training and testing weapons systems. Aerial target systems include Firejet, Banshee, Voodoo, Mirach and Pop-ups. CATS operates at some of the LTPA air Ranges as well as other locations around the world. Via the LTPA, QinetiQ can also provide safe and secure areas from which decoys, including chaff and flare, can be fired.

Surface Target Solutions
Targets can be built to customer requirements for provision on land or at sea. Sea target barges have surveillance cameras, shore-to-target communications and the ability to be static or mobile, depending on the customer requirement. Targets can be provided for countermeasure deployment, IR sources, threat emitters or target faces, as well as the provision of passive and active radar augmentation.

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