Full-Scale Aerial Targets

U.S. Air Force QF-4 Full Scale Aerial Target

The U.S. Air Force QF-4 Full Scale Aerial Target (FSAT) Program develops unmanned F-4 aircraft to support military weapons development, missile evaluation, and pilot training.  Retired F-4 Phantom fighters, from the military aircraft boneyard, are converted into remote-controlled aircraft. New or improved weapon systems are required by Congress (Title X, US Code 2366) to demonstrate lethality prior to production. The QF-4 provides this realistic target system used in missile evaluation and pilot training.

 

 

 

 

 




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