PRELIMINARY DESIGN STUDY TO DEFINE A REPLACEMENT FOR THE TDU-34/A TARGET

Authors
  1. Rajpal, S.
  2. Zapfe, J.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Suffield, Ralston ALTA (CAN);Boeing of Canada Ltd, Winnipeg MAN (CAN) Winnipeg Div
Abstract
Air to air (a/a) gunnery practice is a very important part of fighter pilot training in the Canadian Armed Forces. The Air Command have identified the need for towed targets with visual augmentation and miss distance indicators for CF-5 and CF-18 gunnery practice. The Defence Research Establishment Suffield (DRES) was tasked to recommend a winch, target and scoring system for a/a gunnery. The recommended target was the American TDU-34/A. Subsequent experimental and operational testing showed that there was stability and survivability problems associated with the target when coupled with the scoring system. Consequently, Boeing of Canada Ltd., Winnipeg Division was contracted to perform a preliminary study on a replacement towed target. The study has shown that a new target can be designed to improve upon the deficiencies of the existing system.
Report Number
BCW-TR-87-145 — Contract Report (Final)
Date of publication
15 Mar 1987
Number of Pages
230
DSTKIM No
87-02788
CANDIS No
51597
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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