Canadian Warplanes 8: Airbus (EADS Cassidian) DO-DT45 Hornet aerial target drone

Airbus (EADS Cassidian) DO-DT45 Hornet

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The Cassidian (EADS) DO-DT45 aerial target drone is a cost-efficient, high speed, sea skimming, direct kill target for inte- grated air defence training scenarios. In Canada, the drone is manufactured and operated by Meggit Training Systems Inc. The target drone has two jet propulsion systems that ensure a constant infrared signature. It was designed for intensive use, is easy to operate and to maintain, and is also suitable for all weather missions. The standard radar target, DO-DT45/R, can be equipped with up to 3 radar repeaters: D-Band, E/F- Band, G-Band, I-Band or J-Band. This target drone has been used by the Canadian Forces for a variety of training purposes.

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Cassidian (EADS) DO-DT45 aerial target drone.

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