Kratos Target Drones Used in German Navy Missile Exercise

By Mike Ball / 26 Jun 2019
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Kratos Target Drone

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has announced that its Unmanned Systems Division has successfully completed a Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) missile firing exercise with the German Navy. The exercises, hosted by FMV, utilized the Kratos MQM-178 Firejet and BQM-167i aerial target UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) and support services.

During this live-fire exercise in the open water outside of Härnösand, Sweden, 19 Kratos target flights were completed in both high and low altitude patterns, allowing the German Navy to run attack scenarios to test multiple weapon systems. Several missions were operated in dual flight configuration, having two target drones flying in patterns and formations to simulate certain ship-defeating threats.

Steve Fendley, Unmanned Systems Division President of Kratos, said, “We’re honored and excited to be a key part of this important exercise with our allied warfighters around the world. The outstanding multi-year relationship we continue to share with our valued customer and partner, the Swedish FMV, is key to our opportunity and success in both preparation and conduct of critical large-scale missions.”

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact