Thursday, February 18, 2016

Raytheon - Anti-Advanced SAM Missile Combo : MALD, JSOW & HARM Combat Simulation

The Miniature Air Launched Decoy (MALD®) is a low-cost, air-launched programmable craft that accurately duplicates the combat flight profiles and signatures of U.S. and allied aircraft.
MALD® is a flexible and modular system that has the potential to keep aviators and aircraft out of harm's way. MALD is an expendable air-launched flight vehicle that looks like a U.S. or allied aircraft to enemy Integrated Air Defense Systems (IADS).
The U.S. and its allies can confuse and deceive enemy IADS by sending a formation of MALDs into hostile airspace.

Raytheon's JSOW (AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon) is a family of low-cost, air-to-ground weapons that employs an integrated GPS inertial navigation system and a terminal imaging infrared seeker to guide the weapon to the target.

AGM-88 High-speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM)

The AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM™) is a joint U.S. Navy and Air Force program developed by the Navy and Raytheon.
HARM's primary mission is to suppress or destroy surface-to-air missile radar and radar-directed air defense artillery systems. Once airborne, it can operate in three modes: preemptive, missile-as-sensor and self protect. 
Continued hardware and software upgrades have allowed HARM to counter advanced radar threats. HARM has proven itself in both reliability and combat performance. It is employed on a variety of Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps aircraft including the EA-6B, F-16 and F/A-18. The U.S. government makes HARM available through Foreign Military Sales.