Under this contract, Teledyne Brown Engineering will develop realistic-threat ballistic target missiles, known as “Zombie” targets, for use in testing advance missile defense systems.
“A great deal of our company’s legacy is built upon leading and supporting missile defense programs, including target and countermeasures development, and the test and evaluation of complex systems,” said Jan Hess, President of Teledyne Brown Engineering. “Given current and emerging threats to global security, we are proud to provide these systems that will help support the defense of our nation and our allies.”
Army and Missile Defense programs have an increased interest in reducing the cost of test and evaluation requirements. Zombie targets are manufactured or reborn in part from components that have reached the end of their useful life or may be subject to demilitarization. The Zombie targets, therefore, provide a low-cost solution with threat-representative capabilities necessary to test the effectiveness of missile defense assets.
The Task Order was awarded under United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command’s Design, Development, Demonstration and Integration (D3I) Domain 1 contract.
Source: Teledyne Technologies Incorporated
Date: Jun 19, 2018