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Raytheon awarded AN/ALE-50 order

12th August 2019 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Raytheon has been awarded a contract for Lot 14 full-rate production of 82 F/A18 CD-108B/ALE-50(V) control, dispenser, decoy, countermeasures integrated multi-platform launch controllers.

The $29.7 million contract was awarded by US Naval Air Systems Command on 9 August. 

The ALE-50 programme is a joint development venture by a US Air Force, Navy and Raytheon integrated product team. The ALE-50 towed decoy acts as a preferential target that lures enemy missiles away by providing a much larger radar cross section than the aircraft.  

The system can be installed and operated on virtually any airborne platform, and is currently operational on F-16, F/A-18E/F and B-1B aircraft.

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