HMS Prince of Wales Banshee
HMS Prince of Wales’ new target drone, the Banshee. Modern air-to-air and air-to-surface threats demand a constantly evolving approach to the design of air targets.
Increasingly advanced weapon systems pose significant new threats. Launching over the horizon and sea skimming between Mach 2–4, supersonic missiles typically give a ship’s crew less than one minute to react. Sophisticated guidance systems with dog-leg waypoint navigation and terminal weave manoeuvre also make modern missiles harder to acquire and track.