Free Newsletters - Space - Defense - Environment - Energy - Solar - Nuclear
..
. Military Space News .




UAV NEWS
Raytheon Integrates Miniature Air Launched Decoy With UAV Platform
by Staff Writers
Tucson AZ (SPX) Feb 19, 2013


File image.

Raytheon and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. are working together to develop a highly autonomous, unmanned electronic warfare capability based on equipping GA-ASI's Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) with Raytheon's Miniature Air Launched Decoy (MALD).

With the Ground Verification Test phase completed November 2012 at GA-ASI's Gray Butte Flight Operations Facility in Palmdale, Calif., integration of MALD on the aircraft is estimated to conclude in 2013.

"This new offering provides unprecedented electronic warfare capability enabling remote, unmanned suppression of enemy air defenses," said Harry Schulte, vice president of Air Warfare Systems for Raytheon Missile Systems.

"Integrating MALD weaponry on remotely piloted aircraft systems is integral to maintaining air superiority in today's and tomorrow's conflicts."

When employed, MALD confuses the target integrated air defense system (IADS), and then kinetic weaponry is selectively employed to permanently disable IADS nodes, dramatically increasing electronic attack persistence in the battlespace.

MALD and MALD-J
MALD is a state-of-the-art, low-cost flight vehicle that is modular, air-launched 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 platform.

+ MALD confuses enemy air defenses by duplicating friendly aircraft flight profiles and radar signatures.

+ MALD-J encompasses all capabilities of MALD and adds jamming capabilities.

+ Raytheon began delivery of MALD-Js in the fall of 2012.

.


Related Links
Raytheon
UAV News - Suppliers and Technology






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





UAV NEWS
Boeing Phantom Eye Completes Taxi Tests, Readies for Return to Flight
St. Louis MO (SPX) Feb 11, 2013
Boeing's liquid hydrogen-powered Phantom Eye unmanned aircraft system has completed taxi testing at Edwards Air Force Base in California as it progresses toward its second flight. During the testing the Phantom Eye demonstrator aircraft sitting atop its launch cart reached speeds up to 40 knots, or approximately 46 miles per hour. The Phantom Eye team has also completed software and ... read more


UAV NEWS
SM-3 takes out medium-range ballistic missile target

Aegis Intercepts Target Using Satellite Assist

Space-Based Sensors A Ballistic Missile's Worst Nightmare

S. Korea to step up missile defence after North test

UAV NEWS
Javelin Demonstrates Extended Range Capability in Recent Tests

Israel deploys 3rd missile system to north: reports

Lockheed Martin Receives US Army Contract for Guided MLRS Rocket Production

India wheels out new long-range missile in annual parade

UAV NEWS
Raytheon Integrates Miniature Air Launched Decoy With UAV Platform

Boeing Phantom Eye Completes Taxi Tests, Readies for Return to Flight

US drones kill nine in Pakistan: officials

Iran TV airs video of captured US drone

UAV NEWS
Astrium tapped for communications network

XTAR To Expand Beyond NATO As African And Asian Hot Spots Flare

How the DoD Can More Efficiently Acquire Satellite Systems and Capacity

TACLANE-1G Encryptor Certified by NSA

UAV NEWS
Bolstering the Front Line of Biological Warfare Response

Raytheon/Thales team wins contract for helicopter helmet mounted displays

Israel sends Turks EW systems despite rift

Military experts doubt Sweden's ability to defend itself

UAV NEWS
Finmeccanica's India troubles poorly timed

Russia: UAE seeking more weapons

Europe's armsmakers scramble for Libya

Crisis-hit arms market shrinks, first time since 1994: SIPRI

UAV NEWS
Japan to send envoy to China for island row talks: report

Pakistan port integral to China maritime expansion

Walker's World: A declining West?

Republicans snub White House, delay Hagel vote

UAV NEWS
Team Creates MRI for the Nanoscale

Artificial atoms allow for magnetic resonance on individual cells

Giving transplanted cells a nanotech checkup

Boston College researchers' unique nanostructure produces novel 'plasmonic halos'




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement