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Saab adds LADM to the mix for Finnish fighter programme proposal

28th August 2020 - 14:00 GMT | by Damian Kemp in Dublin


Saab is planning to offer a new decoy missile system called the Lightweight Air-launched Decoy Missile (LADM), as part of its Gripen E/F proposal for Finland’s HX Fighter Programme.

Gripen is competing against Boeing’s F/A-18 Super Hornet, Dassault’s Rafale, the Eurofighter Typhoon, and Lockheed Martin’s F-35. Tests and evaluations of the five candidates took place in January-February 2020 as part of the search to replace the country’s F/A-18C/D fleet. 

The companies have since submitted updated proposals.

Saab is tight-lipped on details of the decoy missile but it is designed to jam or create false targets for acquisition, tracking, fire control

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Damian Kemp


Damian Kemp

Damian Kemp has worked in the defence media for 25 years covering military aircraft, defence …

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