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Subscale targets deploy for weapons system evaluations

A PAE maintainer from the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron prepares a BQM-167 for launch May 12 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. This subscale target is used for live weapons system evaluations and testing. The 82nd ATRS operates QF-4, QF-16 and BQM-167 targets to provide manned and unmanned aerial targets support for programs across the Department of Defense. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sara Vidoni)

A PAE maintainer from the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron prepares a BQM-167 for launch May 12 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. This subscale target is used for live weapons system evaluations and testing. The 82nd ATRS operates QF-4, QF-16 and BQM-167 targets to provide manned and unmanned aerial targets support for programs across the Department of Defense. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sara Vidoni)

Four BQM-167s rest on their launch rails, positioned toward the Gulf of Mexico prior to launch May 12 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. This subscale target is used for live weapon system evaluations and testing. The 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron operates QF-4, QF-16 and BQM-167 targets to provide manned and unmanned aerial targets support for programs across the Department of Defense. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sara Vidoni)

Four BQM-167s rest on their launch rails, positioned toward the Gulf of Mexico prior to launch May 12 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. This subscale target is used for live weapon system evaluations and testing. The 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron operates QF-4, QF-16 and BQM-167 targets to provide manned and unmanned aerial targets support for programs across the Department of Defense. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sara Vidoni)

A BQM-167 launches over the Gulf of Mexico May 12 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. This subscale target is used for live weapon system evaluations and testing. The 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron operates QF-4, QF-16 and BQM-167 targets to provide manned and unmanned aerial targets support for programs across the Department of Defense. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sara Vidoni)

A BQM-167 launches over the Gulf of Mexico May 12 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. This subscale target is used for live weapon system evaluations and testing. The 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron operates QF-4, QF-16 and BQM-167 targets to provide manned and unmanned aerial targets support for programs across the Department of Defense. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sara Vidoni)