Initial Operational Capability (IOC): August 2018
Total Production: ?
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, ADM-160C MALD-J and MALD-N
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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 MALD-X is a further version of the MALD-J featuring enhanced electronic warfare (EW) capability. Besides, the modular vehicle provides improved low altitude flying performance and datalink which will make possible to communicate with other net enabled systems. The US Air Force ordered the development of the new jamming decoy in July 2016 with the MALD-X to be demonstrated and production ready by the end of 2018. The demonstration flight program was completed in August 2018.


There are 2 news between
10 Jul 2016 and 24 Aug 2018
Friday, August 24, 2018MALD-X Project Completes Free Flight Demonstration
Sunday, July 10, 2016US Air Force to Demonstrate MALD-X Advanced Aerial Decoy-Jammer

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