Naval Gunnery Target Balloons (NavTGTs) are required by the marine, navy, and coast guard units to maintain a state of readiness in target acquisition and gunnery skills. Surface targets made from vinyl film, are relatively lightweight, easily stored due to their small deflated size, easily inflated from any powered air blower, and deployed by just a few personnel. Airbourne targets made from polyurethane material in a variety of colors are easily inflated with buoyant gases readily available.
RADAR reflective NavTGTs utilize a rigid corner reflector with laminated metal foil material intended to simulate a small craft on electronic systems. This allows radar system operators to lock onto their targets to ascertain range and azimuth information for use by commanders to initiate simulated combat, interdiction, or rescue missions. We manufacture our own RADAR Corner Reflectors laminating heavy-duty Aluminum Foil (not mylar) onto rigid foam core board for the best RADAR performance.
Special technical enhancements or modifications such as strobe lights, IR strobes, internal lights, high reflective specialty tape, or other enhancement devices are available at additional cost.