Modern air-to-air and air-to-surface threats demand a constantly evolving aerial target solution.

Increasingly advanced weapon systems pose significant new threats. Launching over the horizon and sea skimming between Mach 2–4, supersonic missiles typically give a ship’s crew less than one minute to react. Sophisticated guidance systems with dog-leg waypoint navigation and terminal weave manoeuvre also make modern missiles harder to acquire and track. At the same time, increasingly accessible off-the-shelf micro drones, which can be easily weaponised, present a new kind of threat from terrorists.