target drone


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target drone

[′tär·gət ‚drōn]
(aerospace engineering)
A pilotless aircraft controlled by radio from the ground or from a mother ship and used exclusively as a target for antiaircraft weapons.
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Maulana Sami-ul-Haq added that Peshawar High Court (PHC) on 13 May gave decision against the Drone attacks, adding he demanded of the federal government to order Pak-Army to target Drone in the light of PHC decision.
Taking an F-4 Phantom from the desert floor at AM ARC and turning it into a target drone takes a lot of mechanical know-how.
Arnulfo Marcelo Burgos, spokesperson of the Armed Forces of the Philippines also said, "Our initial assessment is that the (recovered) aerial target drone was used in a military exercise outside the Philippine territorial waters somewhere in the Pacific.
9 May 2012 - US national security solutions firm Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:KTOS) said it had agreed to buy Composite Engineering Inc (CEI), a maker of unmanned aerial target drone systems and composite structures used for national security programmes, in a cash-and-stock deal worth USD155m (EUR119m).
Also known as the CU-162, this compact UAV is used in Canada as a target drone for anti-aircraft fire, for both naval and land-based low-level anti-aircraft training.
Elizabeth Somerville fired an AIM-12 (Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile, below right, to score a hit on a target drone.
A Banshee target drone, made by Meggitt Defence Systems, was intercepted and destroyed at an altitude of 0.
Mr Allmark said the crewbelieved the aircraft to be an unmanned Jindivik target drone which were operated from the airbase at Llanbedr for more than 40 years until 2004.
Israel has refused to buy India's indigenously developed Lakshya target drone and Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH).
Security was posted in the catwalks to keep unauthorized personnel off the flight deck, and an Intruder was inbound with a target drone.
Other Viper-powered aircraft will be on static display, including the Jindivik target drone, which is still in service, and the latest Viper craft, the Italian-built MB339.