Raytheon's Miniature Air Launched Decoy-Jammer completes flight testing under
Weapons score well in flight tests
PARIS, June 16, 2013
PARIS, June 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force and Raytheon Company
(NYSE: RTN) recently completed a four-year development program of the
Miniature Air Launched Decoy-Jammer (MALD^®-J) under budget.
As part of the development program, the MALD and MALD-J flew a total of 30
successful engineering and operational flight tests with a perfect 30-for-30
record. The MALD-J's flight test record was 15-for-15 of that total.
"The MALD program continues to surpass expectations in performance and
capability," said Harry Schulte, vice president of Raytheon Missile Systems'
Air Warfare Systems. "The MALD-J provides significant improvement in strike
survivability and tactical electronic attack, giving our warfighters a
MALD is a state-of-the-art, low-cost flight vehicle that is modular,
air-launched, autonomous and programmable. It weighs less than 300 pounds and
has a range of approximately 500 nautical miles. MALD protects aircraft and
their crews by duplicating the combat flight profiles and signatures of U.S.
and allied aircraft. MALD-J adds radar-jamming capability to the basic MALD
"The commitment and performance of the Raytheon and U.S. Air Force team,
coupled with the science and engineering development in electronic attack for
the MALD vehicle, has paid big dividends for our warfighter. Finishing under
budget in these austere times was especially rewarding," said Chris Daily,
Raytheon Missile Systems' MALD-J program manager.
MALD-J offers a cost effective and unique capability in the complex electronic
warfare (EW) environment and is now ideally placed as the force multiplier of
choice for future U.S. and allied EW operations.
About MALD and MALD-J
oMALD confuses enemy air defenses by duplicating friendly aircraft flight
profiles and radar signatures.
oMALD-J maintains all capabilities of MALD and adds jamming capabilities.
oRaytheon began delivering MALD-J in the fall of 2012.
Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of $24 billion and 68,000 employees
worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense,
security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation
spanning 91 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission
systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects;
and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a
broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham,
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