To provide live targets and scoring systems in support of Air Defense Artillery (ADA) Standards in Training Commission (STRAC) Department of Army Pamphlet 350-38 training and qualification tables.


Crew-gunnery and live-fire training are conducted using various unmanned aerial targets. The targets are threat representative of real cruise missiles, unmanned aircraft systems, and tactical fixed-wing aircraft currently being employed against U.S. forces. These targets must be capable of representing generic threat characteristics and must allow the ADA weapon system crew to employ missile and gun systems to engage and destroy the target systems. ADA unit training programs must result in demonstrated tactical and technical competence, Soldier confidence in their weapon systems, and the abilities of our Soldiers to employ their weapon systems in a field environment.

The ADA Targets program is composed of three primary components: MQM-170 Remotely Piloted Vehicle Target (RPVT Outlaw), MTR-15 Ballistic Aerial Target System (BATS), and Scoring Miss Distance Indicator (MDI) systems. The MQM-170 Remotely Piloted Vehicle Target (RPVT) system and the scoring systems are Government Owned/Contractor Operated (GOCO) with target operations provided on unit training ranges. The MTR-15 BATS is a Government Owned/Government Operated (GOGO) system with targets provided to the unit for operation on their ranges. These systems are available for use on DoD test or training ranges within the continental United States (CONUS) and overseas, as well as in support of Foreign Military Sales clients.

System Interdependencies


Program Status

  • 2Q FY15: Annual Gunnery Qualification Training for Avenger & Indirect Fire Protection Capability Army Air Defense units
  • 3Q FY15: U.S. Marine Corps Stinger Training
  • 4Q FY15: Navy Carrier f

Projected Activities

  • FY16-17: Continued support for Army Air Defense Artillery (ADA) qualification training, Black Dart Counter UAS demonstration support, National Training Center (NTC) surrogate Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR), UAS OPFOR training with other Combat Training Center (CTC) involvement, continued support for testing, and support for multiple R&DTE activities for Army and other military services laboratories

Foreign Military Sales

  • Japanese electronic scoring, Israeli Ministry of Defense counter UAS training, Portugal Stinger live fire, NATO Support Agency (NSPA) Remotely Piloted Vehicle Target (RPVT) operations


  • Griffon Aerospace (Madison, AL)