Vindicator II
Role Unmanned Aerial Vehicle – Training Target
National origin Canada
Manufacturer Meggitt Training Systems Canada - now Qinetiq Target Systems Canada
Status Retired
Primary users Canadian Forces
United States Navy
Number built 1-2[1] (Canada)
1 (USN)

The Meggitt Vindicator II is a Canadian-built unmanned aerial vehicletraining target formerly used by the Canadian Forces and United States Navy.[2] It was used to simulate various types of targets like missiles and aircraft, including helicopters.[3] The vehicle was not powered, but was launched via pneumatic catapult.[4]


 United States

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  1. ^ "Canadian Armed Forces".
  2. ^ "Vindicator II". Retrieved 2021-02-09.
  3. ^ "The Vindicator Remotely Piloted Training Target by QinetiQ". Retrieved 2021-02-09.
  4. ^ "Vindicator II". Retrieved 2021-02-09.
  5. ^ "Canadian War Museum receives a 21st-century artifact!". Media Releases - Canadian War Museum. Retrieved 2021-02-09.
  6. ^ The Ensign (PDF). Alberta, Canada: The Naval Museum of Alberta Society. 2014.
  7. ^ "QinetiQ Target Systems - Design, Development & Manufacture". Retrieved 2021-02-09.