The BQM-167A Air Force Subscale Aerial Target (AFSAT) is the only subscale aerial target platform operated by the U.S. Air Force. The primary role of the BQM-167A is to provide U.S. Air Force aviators with the world’s most realistic and comprehensive end-to-end weapons-release training.
With an industry-leading fuel capacity of 115 U.S. gallons, the BQM-167A’s operation time-on-station is more than double that of the legacy platform it replaced. The longer available flight time means more presentations per launch, significantly reducing the target’s cost of ownership.
The versatile design of the BQM-167A supports various mission requirements by accepting a wide array of internal and external payloads including scoring (vector and scalar), Identification Friend-or-Foe (IFF), passive and active radar augmentation, electronic countermeasures, infrared (IR) augmentation (plume pods), and internally stored chaff and flares.