The Snipe is a reliable and realistic, low-cost, remotely piloted target aircraft designed for air defence simulation on land and at sea and as a target operator training aircraft.
Originally produced as a simple, model aircraft type target that was controlled manually through a radio control link, the latest version may be fitted with our mini CASPA avionics unit to give it an autonomous flight capability to over 40 km.
The target, which can be launched either by hand or by means of a lightweight catapult launcher, is in service in a number of countries and varying climatic conditions where it is fitted with infra-red and visual augmentation, miss distance (scoring) systems and an active radar augmenter. The capability of this low-cost system makes it ideally suited as a direct kill target for use against gun and short-range missile anti-aircraft weapons with a high kill probability.
We can provide targets and operating services to weapon system manufacturers and end-users who do not wish to operate their own target service.
2.2 metres wingspan
Equipped with a three-axis autopilot
Endurance in excess of 45 minutes
Mini Doppler radar and acoustic MDI systems
Payload used to realistically represent an active homing missile threat
Payload used to increase the radar reflectivity of a target without additional energy
Using our knowledge and expertise to simulate and train against your required threats
Using UK ranges for your threat representation requirements