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Acoustical Scoring Equipment

Since 1956, Air Target has been one of the leaders in acoustic scoring technology for the defence industry.

Österögatan 1,
SE-164 40 Kista,

Since 1956, Air Target Sweden has been a world leader in scoring technology for the defence sector. Our acoustic scoring products have been delivered to customers in more than 30 countries worldwide.

Acoustic scoring is a method of measuring the miss distance or hit between a supersonic projectile or missile and a target. The product range includes the TOR Scoring Station, Miss Distance Indicators (MDI), Uplink Command Units, Sleeve Targets, and Winches.

Cost-effective training with Air Target systems for the defence industry

The Air Target scoring station and MDIs make firing training more realistic and flexible, which is essential in modern firing training.

Using this technology can save money by reducing ammunition consumption and training time while allowing gunners and weapon system operators to receive more efficient training.

Ground based Scoring Station for calculation and presentation of real time firing results from up to six targets simultaneously. Windows XP based software with an SQL database.
Handy portable Scoring Station for calculation and presentation of real time firing results from up to six targets simultaneously. Ground based or for installation in the towing aircraft. Windows XP embedded based software with an SQL database.
12-sector universal sleeve target MDI. The universal type allows firing from any direction. Battery powered with a capacity of 6 hours operation. Telemetry frequency in the 400 – 470 MHz band.
12-sector universal MDI for stiff targets and/or UAVs. Same performance as for AS-131/12U.

We aim to provide scoring system solutions with miss distance indicators that meet our customers’ requirements. With a mix of technical expertise and responsiveness, ensuring that we not only understand but also anticipate their needs.

We never assume comprehension until we have a clear understanding of the entire picture. At our core, we believe in delivering tailor-made solutions that exceed expectations because your success is our priority.

Leaders in acoustic scoring with optimised air targets

The air targets sleeve and MDI are optimised to provide effective gunnery and missile practice and testing for ground-to-air surface, air-to-air, and air-to-air exercises.

An Air Target MDI can be fitted to all challenging targets and drones.

The target includes MDI AS-136/12U, a high-performance Acoustic Miss Distance Indicator. The UAV-towed target is intended to be towed behind a target drone or UAV. Up to 2 IR flares or smoke can be attached to the target body.

The ground-based scoring station calculates and presents real-time firing results from up to six targets simultaneously. Windows XP-based software with an SQL database.

A ground-based bean sensor unit can be used in scenarios from air to ground and ground to ground. 

Calculating projectile miss distance

An array of pressure-sensitive sensors, installed on or close to the target, detects the shock wave generated by a passing supersonic projectile or missile. The shortest distance between the target and the projectile (the miss distance), as well as the angular position of the projectile, can be calculated by the amplitude and time differences between different sensors. The scoring data are presented in real-time on a colour graphic computer display. A radio link is used for sensor-display data transmission.

Gunnery training with acoustical scoring

In the virtual scoring board, scoring provides real-time information to both the gunner and the weapon system operator. This information paints a picture of each round ‘hitting’ the scoring board. The angular position of the score and a score that is too far off can provide immediate guidance for the gunner to enhance their direction of fire. The improved results can be verified as they appear on the scoring board.

Firing situations

Acoustical scoring applies to calibres ranging from 5.56in to 5in and above, as well as missiles (rounds must be supersonic in the target area). It can be utilized across all firing scenarios, including AIR to AIR, AIR to GROUND, GROUND to AIR, GROUND to GROUND, and their corresponding naval applications.

Scoring stations

From calibres ranging from 5.56in to 5in and above to missiles (rounds requiring supersonic speed in the target area), acoustical scoring finds applicability. It serves across diverse firing scenarios: AIR to AIR, AIR to GROUND, GROUND to AIR, GROUND to GROUND, and their respective naval applications.

Miss distance indicators (MDIs)

The universal 12-sector MDI enables firing at a target (MDI) approaching from any direction. Within the same mission, the target towing operator/UAV operator can provide various target courses.

Uplink command unit

Other equipment comprises test equipment to assess the entire scoring system, sleeve targets adaptable for various applications (radar, laser), and inboard target towing winches. This facilitates remote alteration of the MDI frequency and sensitivity.

Customisation of acoustical scoring systems

One of our specialities is customising our products to fit the customer’s requirements.

Beam sensor unit

Air Target’s practice sensors offer versatility and can be placed on virtually any surface. This flexibility enables the design of realistic training scenarios for air-to-ground target practice that vary in difficulty.

With our universal angle target practice system, you can maximise training efficacy across all designed scenarios. Whether emulating tank advancements or configuring fixed targets within preferred terrains, the system allows for comprehensive optimization of training value.

Following each practice round, the pilot or ground gunner receives immediate feedback on performance, enabling continuous improvement of precision skills throughout the training session.

Enhanced training effectiveness maximizes the benefits of each fired round or missile, consequently reducing the time and cost associated with fuel and ammunition. Precision target practice not only tracks training duration but also assesses readiness for live action, ensuring thorough preparedness.

Sleeve target

Our training system underscores the importance of excellence in training with sleeve targets. Designed explicitly for honing target engagement skills against airborne threats such as aircraft, helicopters, or unmanned UAVs trespassing into your airspace, it harnesses acoustic, universal angle sensors on sleeve targets.

These sensors furnish precise data in both attack and passing modes, facilitating the creation of realistic training scenarios across varying difficulty levels. Seamless transitions between scenarios further augment training efficacy.

White Papers

  • Acoustical Scoring Technology

    Despite living in an age of budgetary austerity, technological advancement is providing critical assistance on the battlefield.

  • The Scoring Station Mini Marque 8.4-in

    The mini marque scoring station is a computerised scoring station for collection, calculation and presentation of real time firing results obtained from the universal 12-sector miss distance Indicators.

Press Releases

  • Air Target Sweden at DSA 2024

    Air Target Sweden will participate in the 18th edition of the Defence Service Asia Exhibition and Conference (DSA), which will take place from 6–9 May 2024 at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) in Kuala Lumpur.

  • Air Target at EuroSatory

    Air Target is excited to announce our attendance at EuroSatory from the 17th to the 21st of June 2024.

  • Air Target Sweden to Attend IDEX 2011

    Air Target Sweden, a well-known scoring specialist since 1956, is pleased to announce that it will attend IDEX 2011 on 20-24 February 2011 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) is the largest defenc

  • Air Target to Exhibit at ITEC 2008

    World leading supplier of accoustic scoring products Air Target Sweden will be exhibiting at ITEC 2008 in Stockholm form the 10th to the 12th of June this year. During the exhibition, Air Target Sweden will showcase its LOMAH system, which has already be met with widespread critical acc

Air Target Sweden AB
Österögatan 1
SE-164 40 Kista