The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command’s Target Division recently tested a series of target missiles developed by Huntsville-based Teledyne Brown Engineering.
The Economical Target (ET-2) are fin-stabilized single-stage target vehicles that represent a ballistic missile threat and were developed under the Tactical Range Air Defense Missile (TACRAM) program. Teledyne is the prime contractor for TACRAM and ET-2.
The latest test was the first successful ET-2 flight, but the 10th successful launch of the TACRAM family of target missiles.
“We have been able to deliver a flexible, affordable and effective product solution in a timely and efficient way, enabling our customer to provide our nation more advanced missile defense systems,” said Jan Hess, president of Teledyne Brown Engineering.
Teledyne’s TACRAM family of threat realistic products continues to reduce cost and cycle time for ballistic missile testing. The TACRAM family includes single-state four-meter Sabre Zombie, the single-state six-meter Pathfinder Zombie, the two-stage six-meter Black Dagger Zombie and the fin-stabilized ET-2.