29 Jun '15, 10pm

42 successful flight tests gets MALD jammer closer to full rate production:

42 successful flight tests gets MALD jammer closer to full rate production:

Miniature Air Launched Decoy (MALD) Disrupting Enemy Air Defense Systems The Miniature Air Launched Decoy (MALD®) is a low-cost, air-launched programmable craft that accurately duplicates the combat flight profiles and signatures of U.S. and allied aircraft. MALD® is a flexible and modular system that has the potential to keep aviators and aircraft out of harm’s way. MALD is an expendable air-launched flight vehicle that looks like a U.S. or allied aircraft to enemy integrated air defense systems (IADS). MALD Operational Scenario & Capabilities Play Video The U.S. and its allies can confuse and deceive enemy IADS by sending a formation of MALDs into hostile airspace. MALD weighs less than 300 pounds and has a range of approximately 500 nautical miles (575 statute miles). After it is launched from its host aircraft, MALD flies a preprogrammed mission. In addition to protect...

Full article: http://www.raytheon.com/capabilities/products/mald/?sf945...

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