To provide an affordable, quick reaction, turn-key flight services capability to the U.S. Army and DoD community, as well as to support Foreign Military Sales commitments for live weapons training, and weapon systems test and evaluation around the world.


A DoD Value Engineering Achievement Award-winning program, ATFS provides complete operational capability to support U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery training and Tri-Service research, development, and test and evaluation requirements for a variety of weapons systems. A myriad of sub-scale, fixed-wing target drones (MQM-107, BQM-34, and Medium Speed Aerial Targets (MSAT)) are flown at various speeds, altitudes and profiles to support tracking missions and live-fire engagements for live training and testing environments. Sub-scale, rotary-wing target aircraft and Ballistic Aerial Targets (BATS) are also used to meet DoD training and testing needs.

System Interdependencies

With Other Products Listed in this Publication

  • Aerial Targets
  • Army Ground Aerial Target Control System (AGATCS)

Program Status

  • FY15: Support to Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3); Support to Japan and Ft. Bliss, TX on a continual basis

Projected Activities

  • FY16: Qualification of AGATCS on White Sands Missile Range, NM on a continual basis

Foreign Military Sales

  • Japan, Korea, Spain, Portugal, Israel and Turkey


  • Systems Application & Technologies, Inc. (SATECH) (Largo, MD)
  • Micro Systems, Inc., A KRATOS Company (Ft. Walton Beach, FL)