Cassidian produces 1,000th target drone
Cassidian has produced its 1,000th target drone at its site in Friedrichshafen.
On Tuesday, the DT 45 target drone was finalised for use by the German Navy. Target UAVs are used to train air defence units and flight crews as well as to test guided missiles.
Since 2002, Cassidian has been constructing target drones that can be equipped with a wide variety of sensors and transmitters. This includes, for example, infra-red and radar emitters for simulating threat scenarios, such as hostile aircraft or missile attacks.
The German Armed Forces practise at the target ranges in Todendorf/Putlos on the Baltic Sea, in South Africa and in Crete and use all types of target drones. Aside from them, armed forces from the Middle East, Canada, South Africa and Asia also use Cassidian’s target simulation.
Beyond producing the target drones, Cassidian offers a complete package of aerial target services around the world, ranging from devising tactical scenarios and supplying and firing the corresponding target drones, to providing a hit analysis.
Cassidian’s service also includes providing the complete infrastructure for operating target simulation, as has been the case since 1988 at NATO’s NAMFI target range in Crete, for instance.