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Farnborough 2016: Raytheon evolves MALD

12th July 2016 - 10:00 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in London


Raytheon has been awarded a $34.8 million contract to develop a new version of its Miniature Air Launched Decoy-Jammer (MALD-J) missile, the company announced during the Farnborough International Airshow 2016 (FIA 2016).

Development of the upgraded missile – known as the MALD-X – is expected to take place over two years and will culminate in two flight demonstrations. 

MALD protects aircraft and crews by replicating flight profiles and radar signatures of US and allied aircraft. When released into hostile airspace, the platform will confuse enemy air defence systems by flying a pre-programmed route.

The ‘J’ variant – which is

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Grant Turnbull


Grant Turnbull

Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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