Tuesday, May 13, 2014
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Raytheon has delivered the 1,000th Miniature Air Launched Decoy Jammer to the U.S. Air Force as part of the Lot 5 production contract. The ADM-160C MALD-J variant, an autonomous stand-in-jammer, can also operate in decoy mode. MALD, with a range of 500 nautical miles, protects aircraft by duplicating the combat flight profiles and signatures of U.S. and allied aircraft. MALD-J adds radar-jamming capability to the basic MALD platform. (Source: Raytheon, 05/13/14) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., manages the MALD-J program.