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RAF trials BriteCloud decoy from Typhoons

27th May 2019 - 16:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Leonardo has been contracted by the UK Ministry of Defence to support trials of the BriteCloud 55 expendable active decoy (EAD) on the Royal Air Force's (RAF's) fleet of Typhoon aircraft, the company announced on 23 May.

The first trial with Typhoon took place in April, with 33 BriteCloud rounds dispensed from aircraft flown by the RAF’s 41 Test and Evaluation Squadron against a range of representative threats.

BriteCloud is a DRFM-based active RF countermeasure missile decoy designed to protect combat jets from the latest radar-guided missiles.

The BriteCloud 55 variant is named for its compatibility with 55mm flare dispensers such as those on the Typhoon and Gripen E.

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