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Inflatable 
Naval Gunnery Targets
  • Durable
  • Stable
  • Towable or Adrift
  • Radar Enhanced
  • optional Electronic / Visual Enhancements
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Naval Gunnery Target Balloons (NavTGTs) are required by marine, navy and coast guard units to maintain a state of readiness in target acquisition and gunnery skills.  Surface targets made from vinyl fabric, are relatively light weight, easily stored due to small deflated size, easily inflated from any powered air blower, and deployed by just a few personnel.  Airbourne targets made from latex material in a variety of colors are easily inflated with buoyant gases readily available. 

Most Target Balloons are Radar enhanced with reflective metal foil material intended to simulate a small craft on electronic systems.  This allows radar system operators to lock onto their target  to ascertain range and azimuth information for use by commanders to initiate simulated combat, interdiction, or rescue missions.

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. 

Existing targets are in use with the US Navy, US Coast Guard, Canadian Navy, Nato nations, Royal Malaysian Navy, New Zealand Navy and other military forces worldwide.  Naval Gunnery Target Balloons are freely exportable from the USA without restrictions. 

DLA CAGE CODE:  3RKS6

NavTGTs are now provided via the DLA system as well by direct Order.  For "Open Purchase" we accept Visa/MC purchase cards and deliver direct to individual commands.


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Killer Lemon™ 

Active Tumbling Adrift Navy Gunnery Target Balloon  designed use as multiple targets adrift, tumbling, blowing, and bouncing airbourne in light or moderate seas.  Add some water inside for stability and to control rate of active tumble in waves. 

Target Balloon measures 1.5 meters³  (5 x 5 x 5 feet). It is made from heavy duty, rugged and durable Bright YELLOW 12-mil PVC vinyl film. 

Screw tight inflation Nozzle Cap with one-way chute inside to prevent back flow, Carabiners (versus D-rings) for easy "clip-on" of handling lines, 4½-inch diameter heavy duty cardboard shipping tube with easy open end cap free of exposed staples.

Killer Orange™Visual only.  NOT Radar reflective. 

Also available in  International Orange as Killer Orange™

May also be used flooded as sea anchor tether for Bogie Blimp™.

Buoyant 50-ft ¼-inch polypropylene handling line with 6-inch float
Inflates with only 135 cu. ft. of air 
Weight 20 Lbs each.  476 Lbs (216 Kg) / pallet (23)
Shipping tube 58½ x4½in (149 x11cm)
Minimum quantity Ground, Air Express (3) 
Minimum quantity Air Freight (8), recommended per pallet (8), (15), (23), (30)
small quantities (2) or (4) may be added with other NavTGTs Air Freight w/o additional shipping cost

Killer Lemon™ NavTGT Instruction Sheet (83Kb).

Killer Lemon™
Killer Lemon
tumbling adrift small Naval Gunnery Target Balloon
us$495
Killer Tomato™ 

Adrift Navy Gunnery Target Balloon  is improved design with ring shaped flat bottom & three section flooded skirt  to stabilize target with minimal roll, wobble or bobbing in moderate seas.  Hard RADAR corner reflector is fastened to secure carabiner fastener a top NavTGT for maximum range detection and visual confirmation that reflector is functional.

Target balloon measures 3 meter³ (17x17x15 feet) and is made from International Orange 12-mil PVC vinyl film. New larger vastly improved sea anchor "Skirt" to hold the NavTGT to the surface with less wobble & bobbing. 

Screw tight inflation Nozzle Cap with one-way chute inside to prevent back flow, Carabiners (versus D-rings) for easy "clip-on" of handling lines and RADAR target, a new rigid RADAR Corner Reflector attachment at the very TOP of the now diagonally oriented NavTGT for best max range visibility (expect 10-15 miles in nominal sea states), 13-inch diameter heavy duty cardboard shipping tube with easy open end cap free of exposed staples.

Green "leaf" decoration a top NavTGT to enhance appearance as the one and only legitimate giant Killer Tomato™.

Click to ENLARGEExcellent Radar reflectivity.  External rigid corner reflector (12m²RCS, ±10-15NM visibility low sea states). 
fmr Killer Tomato™
Buoyant 50-ft ¼-inch yellow polypropylene handling line with 6-inch float 
Inflates with 1,000 cu. ft. of air 
Weight 77 Lbs each.  1086 Lbs(494 Kg) / pallet (14)
Shipping Tube 60 x13in (152 x33cm)
Minimum quantity Ground, Air Express (3) 
Minimum quantity Air Freight (7), recommended per pallet (7), (11), (14)
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Killer Tomato™ NavTGT Instruction Sheet (185Kb)

Killer Tomato™
Killer Tomato
adrift Naval Gunnery Target Balloon
us$695
Target X-Ray™ II

Adrift Navy Gunnery Target Balloon  is designed to be set adrift in light or moderate seas with base flooded for stability.  Compact, easy inflation, high survivability under fire.  "X" marks the spot.

Target Balloon measures 2.3 meters high and 3 meters wide (8 feet high x 10 x 10 feet diagonal). It is made from heavy duty, rugged and durable Bright YELLOW 12-mil PVC vinyl film. 

Adrift target includes an inflatable buoyant superstructure with a submerged base at the bottom to flood with water for stability in wave action. Handling line attached to the base enables target to be righted upon deployment or tipped and drained of water during recovery. 

Minimum structure above water increases survivability, except for a direct hit. 

Corner Reflector mounted atop (12m²RCS).

Screw tight inflation Nozzle Cap, Carabiners (versus D-rings) for easy "clip-on" of handling lines, 13-inch diameter heavy duty cardboard shipping tube with easy open end cap free of exposed staples. 

Buoyant 50-ft ¼-inch yellow polypropylene handling line with 6-inch float 
Inflates with only 25 cu. ft. of air @30psi
Weight 18 Lbs each.  474 Lbs/pallet (24)
Shipping tube 30 x13in (76 x33cm)
Minimum quantity Ground, Air Express (3)
Minimum quantity Air Freight (14), recommended per pallet (14), (22), (28)
(2) may be substituted for (1) each of other NavTGTs Air Freight 

Target X-Ray™ II NavTGT Instruction Sheet (155Kb)

Target X-Ray™
Target X-Ray™ 
adrift Naval Gunnery Target Balloon
us$595 
Killer Banana™ 

Towed Navy Gunnery Target Balloon  is designed to be towed in light seas at a speed of 10 knots (up to 20 knots max in ideal conditions).   Target Balloon measures 6.7 meters in length (22 long x 10 wide x 8½ feet high) and is made from heavy duty, rugged and durable Bright YELLOW 12-mil PVC vinyl film. 

Towed target has a V-shaped multi-layer PVC+nylon keel with a hardened Tow Loop fastener in front; heavy duty tow cable is not included.  Dual chamber hull and target pillows are easily inflated into shape for use.  After deployment over the side, space between hull tubes is flooded to provide water ballast to keep target upright.  Any excess water gained during use overflows a short inflated transom at the rear.  Optional use "water pillow" in bottom of target panel may be filled with water for extra "contained" ballast if desired.

Corner Reflector mounted a top (12m²RCS).  (3) carabiner fasteners mounted to target panel axis for easy attachment of special equipment, lights or other gear.

Screw tight inflation Nozzle Caps, Carabiners (versus D-rings) for easy "clip-on" of handling lines, 13-inch diameter heavy duty cardboard shipping tube with easy open end cap free of exposed staples.

Buoyant 50-ft ¼-inch yellow polypropylene handling line with 6-inch float
Inflates with approximately 315 cu. ft. of air. 
Weight 97 Lbs each.   687 Lbs (312 Kg) / pallet (7)
Shipping tube 60 x13in (152 x33cm)
Minimum quantity Ground, Air Express (1)
Air Freight (in combination w other NavTGTs) recommended total per pallet (7), (11), (14)

Killer Banana™ NavTGT Instruction Sheet (92Kb)

Killer Banana™
Killer Banana™ 
towed Naval Gunnery Target Balloon
us$2,895
Bogie Blimp™ 

Tethered Airbourne Gunnery Target Balloon  is designed to be filled with helium (He) or hydrogen (H²)† and tethered to a surface anchor (see Killer Lemon™ above) or towed from the surface in light seas at a speed of up to 25 knots (gusts to 45 knots)

Blimps from 3.5 to 9 meters long, made from very strong, light weight polyurethane.  Target has a hardened tow loop on bottom to which to fasten tow line.  Gas fill hose and 125-ft tether line,  200 Lb test (included). 

Visual only.  NOT Radar reflective.  For RADAR use optional Radar Corner Reflector (below).

Colors:  Bright YELLOW, Red or White (other colors or clear available by special order direct)

See specifications in table below for further information.

Actual Lift varies by temperature, barometric pressure, altitude & gas used (He,H²).
† Hydrogen (H²) is highly flammable and hazardous. 
Helium (He) is non-flammable, non-toxic and safe to use. 

Minimum quantity Ground, Air Express (1)

Bogie Blimp™ NavTGT Instruction Sheet (89Kb)

Bogie Blimp™
Bogie Blimp™ 
Tethered Airbourne Naval Gunnery Target Balloon
3½ M
4 M
5 M
6 M
7½ M
9 M 
us$765
us$1,095
us$1,595
us$2,295
us$4,795
us$5,995 

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Navy Gunnery Target Surface Balloons Killer Lemon™
Killer Lemon™
Killer Orange™
Killer Tomato™
Killer Tomato™
Target X-Ray™
Target X-Ray™ II
Killer Banana™
Killer Banana™
Target type adrift tumbling adrift adrift towed
Radar Reflecting no, visual only yes yes yes
Color Yellow, Orange Orange Yellow Yellow
Material PVC vinyl PVC vinyl PVC vinyl PVC vinyl
Dimensions 1.5 meters³ 
(5 x 5 x 5 feet)
3 meters³ 
(17 x 17 x 15 feet)
3 x 3 x 2 meters
 (10 x 10 diagonal x 8 feet)
6 x 2 x 2 meters
(20 x 6½ x 6½ feet high) 
Volume (cu.ft.) 135 1000 22 315
Unit Weight 20 Lbs 77 Lbs 18 Lbs 97 Lbs
Pallet Shipping Wt. (units) 480 Lbs (20) 996 Lbs (12) 474 Lbs (24) 1206 Lb (12)
Minimum Order quantity (3) ground, (8) air frt (3) ground, (7) air frt (3) ground, (14) air frt (1)
Unit Price us$495 us$695 us$595 us$2,895
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Navy Gunnery Target 
Aerial Balloons

Bogie Blimp™
Target type tethered airbourne
Radar Reflecting optional (see Radar Corner Reflector below)
Color Yellow, Red, White
Material polyurethane
Dimensions (all dimensions approximate) 3½M
x 1.3m dia
4M
x 1.3m dia
5M
x 1.6m dia
6M
x 2.0m dia
7½M
x 2.0m dia
9M
x 3.0m dia 
Volume (cu.ft.) 90 160 300 400 900 1500
Lift Potential (He) 
† (for H² add 8% -WARNING DANGEROUS)
1 Lbs 2.7 Lbs 10.1 Lbs 10.8 Lbs 35.2 Lbs 72 Lbs
Unit Weight 5 Lbs 8 Lbs 10 Lbs 16 Lbs 25 Lbs 28 Lbs
Unit Shipping Dimensions 31x23x3 31x23x3 31x23x3 43x36x4 53x36x4 53x36x4
Pallet Shipping Wt. (units)  50 Lbs (10) 80 Lbs (10) 100 Lbs (10) 160 Lbs (10)  250 Lb (10) 280 Lbs (10)
Minimum Order quantity (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1)
Unit Price us$765 us$1,095 us$1,595 us$2,295 us$4,795 us$5,995
Target Balloons are normally shipped palletized Air Freight worldwide, 
or FedEx Ground to shore facilities within USA. 
Shipping cost is determined at time of Order when exact delivery address, type and level of service is chosen.
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Optional Accessory Attachments:
RADAR Corner Reflector Radar Corner Reflector 
12m²RCS
us$50
RADAR Instruction Sheet (27Kb)
Laser Reflective Tape 
WHITE, super reflective,
(2) self-adhesive 6-ft lengths,
cut & apply in any pattern
us$75

White Strobe Light 
w clear & red bezels
us$30

IR Strobe Light
not visible to naked eye
us$30
All prices in US$.  Plus shipping and applicable taxes, duties or tariffs. 
Prices listed are GSA equivalent.  All sales are direct to end user or government authorized entities.  Resale is prohibited.
OH resident's will be charged sales tax, recipients must pay any other applicable taxes, duties or tariffs.
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Email
Asia / Pacific
Peter W. Hopley
Marketing Agent Asia & Pacific Rim
Honolulu, Hawaii
1-808-381-2854 direct (GMT -1000 Hawaii)
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For further information,  Email  or Call 1-440-888-4749 (M-F 0900-1700 -0400EDT / -0500EST)
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NOTICE: 

GeoData Systems Management Inc. (GeoData) sells all NavTGTs direct to business, military & government end users. 

GeoData is the SOLE SOURCE manufacturer and provider of these NavTGTs. 

NavTGT names Killer Lemon™, Killer Tomato™, Killer Banana™, Target X-Ray™ & Bogie Blimp™ are the exclusive property and trademarks (™) of GeoData Systems Management Inc. 

We guarantee all products as represented herein and that prices posted are lowest cost prices for these products to any end user.  Prices are as posted, plus shipping, insurance & handling, not including any applicable taxes, duties or tariffs (usually exempt to government users).

NavTGTs are NOT SOLD to any third party organization for Resale.  "Open Bidding" for these NavTGTs by any party, organization, or governmental entity is strictly prohibited.  Instituting such activity, violates our rights as Sole Source Manufacturer, our contracts, and ultimately USA and international law. 

Orders may be placed direct by business end users, military commands, procurement personnel, duly contracted government agents, or national embassy personnel and/or Liaison Officers in Washington, DC.  See NSN's for purchase via DLA.
 

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