QF-16 full-scale aerial target Weapon Systems // Aircraft // RPVs/Drones/Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles

Country of Origin: USA

The QF-16 is a full-scale aerial target in service with the U.S. Air Force for combat training and testing. It replaced the aging QF-4 drones. Retired F-16 Block 15, 20 and 30 fighters are converted into QF-16 aerial targets for testing new weapons and tactics. It provides a higher capability and better represents modern targets and threats compared to the QF-4, according to Boeing. The QF-16 offers a realistic simulation of hostile aircraft threats; countermeasure systems for accurate...


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