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QF-16 Air Superiority Target (AST) Specifications

The USAF plans to convert older-model F-16s into full-scale target drones under the QF-16 Air Superiority Target (AST) program. These AST drones are used in Weapon System Evaluation Programs (WSEP) for assessing upgrades or replacements for air-to-air missiles (AAM), and they are also useful for giving pilots the experience of a live AAM shot and kill prior to entering combat. ...

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Pentagon considers nuclear-powered drones

According to new report released on March 2012, American scientists are working on new-generation nuclear-powered unmanned aircraft capable of staying in the air for up to several months. The report said Sandia National Laboratories were working with Northrop Grumman’s unmanned systems division concerning an “ultra-persistent propulsion and power system” for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). Recently Federation of American Scientists also ...

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