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Rattler ST

The Rattler Supersonic Target (ST) system has been designed and engineered to realistically replicate air-launched Anti-Radiation Missiles (ARMs) and Supersonic High-Diver threats.

Rattler Gal ST

We operate Rattler for highly effective weapon system Research Development Test & Evaluation, Operational Test & Evaluation, and training-oriented air defence scenarios.

The Rattler ST is highly cost effective, suitable for use over land and at sea and can either be ground-launched or carried and air-launched from our Banshee Jet 80+ aerial target, which has a range of more than 100 km. Rattler can reach speeds of between Mach 1.8 to Mach 2.5, using a unique material composition that provides high-speed kinematic performance at a very low cost compared to other manoeuvrable supersonic targets currently available on the market.

The ST transmits Time Space and Positioning Information (TSPI) and target status telemetry data in real time for range safety and operational requirements monitoring, and can accommodate radar or infrared augmentation, and other payload integration for specific weapon system requirements. Additionally, the target includes a Flight Termination System to maintain range safety during all phases of flight.

Key Features
  • Supersonic high-diver missile threat replication
  • Suitable for use over land and at sea
  • Target performance and RCS adaptable to mission requirements
  • Best cost-to-performance ratio on the market
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