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  1. SUPERSONIC TARGET OPERATIONS FOR TYPHOON Trevor Duggan In Service Programme Manager ATS IPT

  2. AIM • Provide NDIA delegates with an overview of the Supersonic Target Operations for Typhoon

  3. SCOPE • Requirement • Target Options • UK Operations • Timings • Stakeholders • Summary • Questions

  4. REQUIREMENT • Provide a Supersonic Target for Typhoon AMRAAM Trial Firings in the UK

  5. REQUIREMENT • Provisions for 2 Trials • Typhoon/AMRAAM Guided Firings (GF) 3 & 5 • GF 3 - Trial against Supersonic Target • GF 5 - trial against 1 x Subsonic & 1 x Supersonic Target

  6. TARGET OPTIONS • UK no longer has a Supersonic Target Capability • Very few truly Supersonic Targets in the world • AQM37c Total Service procured from the US via a FMS Contract • Navair/Pt Mugu provision of AQM37c Target and Target Support - (SteveBerkel) • NMANG Target Delivery - (Maj Wade Daughtry)

  7. TARGET OPTIONS • QinetiQ to provide Range and Safety Case - (Howard Warner)

  8. UK OPERATIONS • RAF Lossiemouth chosen as Operating Base for NMANG • proximity to Range • runway length • ability to handle aircraft and explosives • proximity to Whisky distilleries/golf courses • Targets and Support Equipment delivered to RAF Lossiemouth by US Air Transport

  9. UK OPERATIONS • US AAR support based in UK? • Typhoon operations flown from Warton by BAE Test Pilot • Trial conducted at QinetiQ Range Hebrides

  10. TIMINGS • GF 3 • 23 May 05 • F16s arrive 1 month before • GF 5 • Early 06

  11. STAKEHOLDERS • Typhoon IPT - Trial Sponsors • ATS IPT - Supersonic Target Provision/Project Management of FMS Contract • D/Flg - Range Flying Regulations • QinetiQ • Range • Safety/Environmental Assessment

  12. STAKEHOLDERS • US • Navair/Pt Mugu - AQM37c provision/support • NMANG - Target delivery • RAF Lossiemouth - AQM37c Service hosts

  13. SUMMARY • Supersonic target for Typhoon provided by AQM37c procured from US via FMS case • US to provide AQM37c Target Service to support Typhoon AMRAAM Trials GF 3 & GF 5 • AQM37c provision and support by NAVAIR/Pt Mugu

  14. SUMMARY • AQM37c Target released from US F16 flown by NMANG • Target Service Operations hosted by RAF Lossiemouth

  15. QUESTIONS?