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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2012
Total Production: 1,000
Also Known As: Miniature Air Launched Decoy-Jammer
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Raytheon
Parent System: ADM-160 MALD
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2008
Total Production: 2,500
Total Cost: USD$187 million
Family Members: ADM-160B MALD, MALD-N and MALD-X
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Description: The ADM-160 MALD, formerly known as the Miniature Decoy, is a family of Miniature Air-Launched Decoy (MALD) designed to protect US fighters and bombers from sophisticated netted air defenses. These decoys are released from both aircraft types and will feature the same Radar Cross Section (RCS) related to fighter- and bomber-sized aircraft. The scope of the MALD program is to deliver decoys that will confuse the enemy by posing as friendly aircraft. The first version developed by Raytheon entered service with the US Air Force in 2008.

The Raytheon ADM-160C Miniature Air Launched Decoy-Jammer (MALD-J) is a radar jamming variant of the Miniature Air Launched Decoy (MALD) developed by Raytheon for the United States Department of Defense (DoD). The United States Air Force (USAF) awarded Raytheon a two-year MALD-J $80 million development, testing and integration contract on March 31, 2008. The new advanced modular decoy system had already completed developmental flight testing before the contract award and is expected to provide new airborne electronic attack capability. The USAF is expected to take the production decision, also known as Milestone C, in early 2011.

ADM-160C MALD-J Applications

Combat Aircraft B-52H Stratofortress

ADM-160C MALD-J Specifications

Max Range: 500 nautical mile (926 kilometer)
Weight: 300 pound (136 kilogram)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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ADM-160C MALD-J News

There are 22 news between
9 Apr 2008 and 31 Jul 2018
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Tuesday, July 31, 2018US Air Force Orders Additional MALD Air-Launched Decoy Systems
Friday, June 29, 2018US Air Force Orders Lot 11 MALD-J Decoys
Tuesday, February 28, 2017US Air Force to Upgrade MALD-J Capabilities
Sunday, July 10, 2016US Air Force to Demonstrate MALD-X Advanced Aerial Decoy-Jammer
Wednesday, September 9, 2015US Air Force Demonstrates Electronic Attack Capability of MALD-J Aerial Jammer
Tuesday, April 14, 2015US Air Force Completes Operational Testing on MALD-J
Tuesday, March 31, 2015US Air Force Awards Raytheon Contract for MALD-J
Tuesday, December 9, 2014US Marine Corps and Air Force Fly Data Link-equipped MALD-J for First Time
Tuesday, May 13, 2014Raytheon Delivers 1000th Miniature Air Launched Decoy Jammer to US Air Force
Wednesday, November 6, 2013B-52 Bomb Bay Upgrade to Increase Smart Weapons Capacity by Half

Operators & Related Equipment

United States of America1,000
May 20141,000

Grand Total 1,0001
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