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I/ITSEC 2016: Focus shifts to ‘drone’ ground targets

29th November 2016 - 10:42 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in Orlando

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The next-generation of targets used for live firing training are likely to be intelligent ‘drone’ vehicles that can move freely around a training area to realistically replicate people running, or armoured vehicles driving on the battlefield.

One example on show at this year’s I/ITSEC is a reactive vehicle platform and target system from Michigan-based Pratt & Miller, which is currently wrapping up Phase 2 development for PEO STRI as part of a small business innovative research (SBIR)-funded project. 

To aid with realism, the battery-powered four-wheeled vehicle can be mounted with an array of two dimensional and three dimensional targetry to

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