USAF Aerial Target Drones • BQM-167A Prep & Launch

USAF Aerial Target Drones • BQM-167A Prep & Launch

Prep and launch of BQM-167A aerial targets, a sub-scale aerial target system designed and manufactured by Composite Engineering for the U.S. Air Force. The system can be deployed to provide target drones for the test and evaluation of new air-to-air weapons systems of the USAF and the US Department of Defense. BQM-167A targets are operated and maintained by the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida. Filmed on July 13, 2016.

Film Credits: MSgt Burt Traynor

25 Comments

  1. The Mayor Of Palm Beach Plantation on July 1, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    Hey!!!! We just found one of your toys here in Ocean Ridge!!!! ….YO!

  2. ϯհε_C L I N T on July 1, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    Some beach goers just found one that washed up on shore in the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii. There’s was a hole on right side of the tail.

  3. TheBudny on July 1, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    Cool job.

  4. chan issac on July 1, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    they look beautiful but it’s also sad to know they are born to get fucked haha.

  5. Wes Rolan Music on July 1, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    Wow! Just by the background i knew it was Tyndall AFB

  6. AFTERBURNER on July 1, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    It has a slight resemblance to an F-104 Starfighter.

  7. V Sohn on July 1, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    Looks pretty low tech for this day and age. It was propelled for just a little while and the rest of the short journey is just like paper airplane. Defense contractors like Boeing love them as they set very low bar for target acquisition and destruction. I would bet that the development of these took tens of millions and with volumes of MIL-SPEC and employs an army of paper pushers.

  8. K N on July 1, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    El mismo sistema de propulsión copiado de las V-1 y de Von Braun

  9. AK Vibe on July 1, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    So cool!!!

  10. Shiriou Dragneel on July 1, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    POV:you got this recommended after a drone like this washed ashore on a beach

  11. Claudio Santos on July 1, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    Este drone a jato um caça com 2 pilotos um no comando do caça e outro no drone guiando quando chegar perto da radiação do radar o caça da volta e o segundo piloto guia ate a destruição ele abaixa o drone a um nivel do solo e vai controlando os obstaculos fugindo do radar ate o final e destruir o radar ou defesas aereas Como os misseis serao hipersonico entao os drones a jato tem que propulsao hipersonico tambem

  12. SPACEHIPPIE on July 1, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    This thing landed in Florida today

  13. antikoerper256 on July 1, 2021 at 11:55 pm

    shoutoout to V1 and the german ww2 scientists

  14. Robert Brockway on July 1, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    NEAT

  15. Everything Tech! Rc & Dronez on July 1, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    Well Damn I need one of these for my rc car🏎🏁🔥

  16. Joe Castillo on July 1, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    Were are they flying it to ?

  17. BLU_E on July 2, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Tiny fighter jet

  18. Darryl carter on July 2, 2021 at 12:04 am

    Wondering how many millions that is

  19. carlosmante on July 2, 2021 at 12:05 am

    Take off mechanism similar to German V-1.

  20. Bob on July 2, 2021 at 12:05 am

    NEATO

  21. Daniel Mims on July 2, 2021 at 12:05 am

    One of these washed up on a beach today somewhere in california I believe

  22. Robert Sigman on July 2, 2021 at 12:07 am

    I was in the 4756 Drone Sqd at Tyndal AFB in 1964-66 and this launch site reminds me of the one at Tyndall. We used the Ryan Firebee II in those days. Very exciting time for me working in the drone sqd then.

  23. Bill Allenbaugh on July 2, 2021 at 12:16 am

    This is the coolest drone I’ve ever seen. Its so brilliant and genius with the design and aerodynamics of it. It would be super cool to see 1 of these turned into a RC jet for fun to fly at demonstrations.

  24. RhinoCharger on July 2, 2021 at 12:16 am

    How many $?

  25. Secure The Bag on July 2, 2021 at 12:16 am

    u know ur gettin old when the enlisted look 15

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