SCR aerial and land targets participate in the annual training exercise of the Spanish Air Force
Wednesday, 09 January, 2019

The aerial and land targets of SCR, a company of the everis Aerospace, Defense, and Security Group, have recently participated in the annual training exercise Dardo 2018, organized by the Combat Air Command (MACOM) of the Spanish Air Force. Specifically, SCR provided the SCRAB II (aerial target) and RRS-1 (land target) systems for the maneuvers. 

The novelty of these exercises lay in the use, for the first time, of unmanned, moving ground vehicles, which were used as targets for the AGM-65G ‘Maverick’ air-to-surface missiles, launched from F-18 aircrafts. During the maneuvers, carried out at the Bardenas Reales shooting range (Navarra), three of SCR’s RRS-1 land targets were used.

As highlighted on the website of the Air Force, the use of these platforms ‘makes it possible to notably increase the realism of the exercise, improving the training of aircrews.’ 

The SCRAB II aerial target had previously participated in other air-to-air and surface-to-air target practices. These campaigns comprised a total of 17 flights involving Eurofighter and F-18 aircrafts, as well as the Air Deployment Support Squadron (EADA) with Aspide-type surface-to-air missiles.

During the development and execution of the practices, the SCR team worked closely with the personnel of the Combat Air Command. The company was responsible for the supply of the target systems and the auxiliary systems, including the preparation of the platforms and the necessary payloads, as well as the transportation, loading, and withdrawal thereof.