Rattler ST

The Rattler ST™ Uncrewed Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is a cost-effective supersonic target platform emulating various advanced missile threats, designed for Threat Representation and military operational training.

Rattler Gal ST

Powered by a solid-propellant rocket motor, the Rattler ST is highly effective in operational training and can achieve air launch speeds over Mach 2.5. The Rattler supports corkscrew and weave manoeuvres and is available as a mounted payload option on the Banshee Jet 80+ Platform.

Constructed from unique Aerospace aluminium alloys and non-toxic materials, the Rattler ST poses no environmental hazard after a successful flight and termination. This target’s innovative design and high-speed kinematic performance make it an attractive choice compared to other manoeuvrable, supersonic targets. Additionally, the price point of the Rattler ST ensures its position as a competitively low-cost supersonic target in contrast to other products in this high-performance category.

Suitable for use over land and sea with impressive performance and mission range, the Rattler ST is customisable with additional payloads and can meet customer requirements worldwide.


Key Features
  • Air-to-air launching capability.
  • Real-time transmission of telemetry data and Time Space & Positioning Information (TSPI).
  • Flight Termination System for range safety.
  • Solution-focused with bespoke payload options.
  • Proven worldwide service and customer support.
Case Study: Target Solutions for the US Department of Defense
QinetiQ Target Systems is developing an uncrewed missile target for the US Department of Defense (DOD). These targets will be integral to the US DOD’s test and evaluation programme to defend against fast, low-to the horizon threats and exemplify QinetiQ’s ability to design and engineer realistic targets representative of anti-radiation missiles and tailor them to the needs of our customers.
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Banshee flight with Rattler