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September 2019 - Phoenix Jet used in HMAS Hobart Missile Firing

Air Affairs Australia (AAA) and Air Target Services (ATS) are pleased to have been involved in the recent successful missile firing carried out in Australian waters by HMAS Hobart.

AAA provided a Phoenix Jet Unmanned Aerial Target that was successfully launched and flown towards HMAS Hobart in order to emulate a realistic airborne threat.  During an attack profile that was flown, HMAS Hobart responded with a missile launch that successfully tracked and engaged the Phoenix Jet UAT.

AAA and ATS would like to congratulate Hobart’s Commanding Officer,  Commander Ryan Gaskin and the crew onboard Hobart, together with AMWC personnel on this successful firing.

The Air Affairs Australia  Phoenix Jet is a Remotely Piloted Aircraft that operates as an Unmanned Aerial Target (UAT) in support of the Australian Defence Force weapons tracking and firing programs.

The Australian designed Phoenix Jet is a fixed wing, small to medium size jet powered UAT capable of high performance flight and manufactured exclusively in Australia by Air Affairs. The fully deployable Phoenix Jet UAT system  comprises a mobile Launcher, Ground Control Station and Support Equipment. The complete system can be easily transported for operations at several approved ADF Ranges or can be adapted for shipboard launch at sea.

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