US: Raytheon Company received a USD 91.5 million US Air Force contract modification award for the Miniature Air Launched Decoy Jammer (MALD-J) missile. The contract modification is for Lot 8. Work is expected to be complete by June 2017. According to the company’s press release MALD is a state-of-the-art, low-cost expendable flight vehicle that is modular, air-launched and programmable. It weighs fewer than 300 pounds and has a range of approximately 500 nautical miles. 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. It maintains all capabilities of MALD and adds jamming capabilities.