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AOC 2019: BAE Systems awarded next-gen decoy development contract

28th October 2019 - 13:00 GMT | by Richard Thomas in Washington, DC

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BAE Systems announced $36.7 million contract from the US Navy on the opening day of AOC 2019 to develop and demonstrate a next-generation, dual band Fiber-Optic Towed Decoy (FOTD) to protect aircraft and pilots from advanced threats.

The company’s FOTDs are radio-frequency countermeasure systems that provide self-protection capabilities for range of aircraft, with the Dual Band Decoy development work being intended to expand the capabilities of the AN/ALE-55 FOTD.

‘Our towed decoys enable pilots to execute missions in highly contested airspace,’ Tom McCarthy, Dual Band Decoy programe director at BAE Systems, stated. ‘Under this new dual band decoy contract, our

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