Sierra Technical Services, Inc. (STS) has announced the completion of the Critical Design Review (CDR) for the 5th Generation Aerial Target (5GAT), the company said.
On 24 March 2017, STS was awarded the prime contract to complete the Design, Development, Fabrication and Testing of the 5GAT demonstrator. The 5GAT design is intended to meet specialized needs regarding “Threat Representative,” “Low Observable” full scale aircraft adversaries the US Warfighter may encounter in an aerial combat situation.
The 5GAT is a high-performance, unmanned, fighter-size aircraft that shall be used for Air-to-Air and Ground-To-Air weapons evaluation, pilot training, and ground forces training when translated into production. 5GAT incorporates two afterburning jet engines into a 95% carbon fiber airframe.
The 5GAT contract award comes from the US Army Corp of Engineers Contracting Office (USACE Sacramento District) in Sacramento, CA and are managed by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Director of Operational Test and Evaluation (OSD/DOT&E).
Sierra Technical Services, Inc. (STS) is a Woman-Owned Small Business registered as an “S” Corp in the state of California. STS is located at the Tehachapi Airport in Tehachapi, CA. STS is a design, manufacturing, assembly and testing company that specializes in unmanned aerial vehicles and aerospace low-cost composites design and fabrication.