by Staff Writers
Wichita KS (SPX) Jun 30, 2011
Boeing earlier this month supported the U.S. Air Force in the first powered launch of a Miniature Air Launched Decoy Jammer (MALD-J) from a B-52. The successful test, in which the electronic jammer was launched from a B-52 Stratofortress, took place over the Gulf of Mexico at the Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., test range.
Boeing designed the avionics software onboard the B-52 that controls and launches the Raytheon-built MALD-J.
"The software functioned exactly as we designed," said Scot Oathout, B-52 program director for Boeing. "We were able to power up the MALD, send the mission through the interface and verify that the data was properly received."
MALD-J is the newest variant in the MALD family. It has added capabilities to loiter or orbit over an area and jam adversaries' radars.
"This is another great opportunity for the Air Force and Boeing to transform the B-52 and expand its mission from a predominantly offensive role to a more defensive player, defending U.S. and allied aircraft in combat zones," said Oathout.
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Oshkosh to Showcase M-ATV Tactical Ambulance
Oshkosh WI (SPX) Jun 30, 2011
Oshkosh Defense will feature its MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) tactical ambulance at the AUSA's Army Medical Exposition taking place in San Antonio, Texas. The M-ATV tactical ambulance offers an enhanced design that exceeds the military's original M-ATV ambulance survivability requirements and delivers exceptional off-road mobility so military medics can reach and care for injured perso ... read more
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