Air Warfare

5GAT in engine run testing

21st January 2020 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Sierra Technical Services has carried out engine run testing on the 5th Generation Aerial Target (5GAT), the company announced on 20 January.

STS is developing 5GAT under a US Army Corp of Engineers Contracting Office contract awarded in March 2017.

The system, being delivered to meet specialist ‘threat representative’ aerial combat requirements, is a high-performance, unmanned, fighter-size aircraft. It will be used for air-to-air and surface-to-air weapon evaluation, pilot training and ground forces training when translated into production as the Next Generation Aerial Target.

First flight of the 5GAT demonstrator is scheduled to take place early in 2020.

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