Teledyne Brown Engineering launched a Zombie target missile for the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command Technical Center’s Test Execution Support Division at Redstone Arsenal.
TBE designs and builds the single-stage target missile used for test and evaluation of the nation’s missile defense systems. The rocket used decommissioned rocket motors as its propulsion in the Missile Defense Command’s efforts to reduce costs to testing the systems.
“We look forward to supporting future tests with Zombie target missiles, which have demonstrated performance as a flexible, affordable ballistic target missile for test and evaluation,” said Jan Hess, president of Teledyne Brown Engineering.
This effort to use Zombie targets to test missile defense assets is planned to continue through April 2025.
Based in Huntsville, Teledyne Brown Engineering provides engineering and advanced manufacturing solutions for use in space, defense, energy and marine industries. The company’s in-house design and engineering capabilities coupled with its machine shop, clean rooms and inspections equipment allow it to offer customers a full range of manufacturing services. The company has more than 65 years of experience integrating software systems with design to engineer products.