The Marine Corps conceived the BQM-147 in 1986 to be an expendable electronic jammer or "Exjam." The Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), supported by BAI Aerosystems built the aircraft.
In February of 2001, a navalized version of the BQM-147, known as the Condor, was deployed for testing aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane.
In 2012, a BQM-147 was used as a target for at-sea testing of the U.S. Navy's Laser Weapon System (LaWS).
BQM-147 is shot down in July 2012 with a test laser weapon from the guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey in San Diego. (Photo/Video: U.S. Navy/Office of Naval Research)