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Flexible Live-Fire Training Solutions

We are the market leader and have been for over 35 years. Our towed aerial systems provide a flexible way to conduct live fire training.

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We can provide an airborne towreels and/or target solution for virtually any need. Enquire Now.

Towed target solutions for virtually every surface-to-air and air-to-air need.

Our Aerial Gunnery Target System (AGTS) allows fighters to engage a 6g manoeuvring target with live gunnery. Our height-keeping targets can provide a stable platform from 20 feet off the ocean (sea skimming) to create a challenging scenario for surface vessels.

We produce airborne towreels for use aboard fighter aircraft as well as business jets. Our towed target solutions take the shape and signature for any range of threats that are needed for training.

Meggitt’s RM-30 Reeling Machines represent the state-of-the-art in high performance reeling machines. The RM-30A1 operates exclusively with electrical power and is simple to maintain.

The spool can hold up to 9,450 m (31,000 ft) of towline depending on
the configuration.

These towreels are operated in North America, Asia and Europe by over 8 different countries and are compatible on most fighter and business jet aircraft.

The GT-400 Glide Target is a low cost, expendable target designed for day-to-day, live fire exercises where conventional towed targets or expensive jet target drones are not cost effective.

The GT-400 has been successfully deployed and engaged by radar guided air-to-air and sea launched missiles.

Carried and launched in the same way as a standard towed target, it is reeled out and towed for as long as needed prior to being released to execute a mission profile that is either pre-planned or dynamically modified in flight.

The TLX-1 target realistically simulates an extremely low altitude missile threat. This is accomplished with a height-keeping flight profile which positions the TLX-1 at any desired mission altitude 20- 500 ft from the water while providing constant altitude feedback.

The TRX radar augmented tow target is designed for use with any gun or missile weapons system that requires radar signature for acquisition, tracking, ranging, guidance or fusing.

The TRX’s normally passive radar augmentation uses the arrangement of lenses or reflectors to change the target radar signature to effectively emulate a variety of airborne threats.

The AGTS-36 aerial gunnery target system consists of an RM-30 series towreel along with the TDK-39 target used as a housing platform for a deployed banner for scored live-fire gunnery. With up to 6g manoeuvring, tow aircraft are able to execute high performance combat profiles that allow for realistic training.

To see the complete range of towing and target systems, please visit our specialist site, www.meggittdefense.com

Key customers

We provide tow and target systems for the United States, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Oman, the UK, Germany, France, and Australia.

We are also the sole provider of the AGTS-36 system to the US Air Force.

At Meggitt, we can provide you with a tow and target system that is specifically designed for your application. To discuss what you need in more detail, please contact us.