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BAE gets new order for Nulka missile decoys

MELBOURNE, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- BAE Systems Australia reports it has received a new $32.9 million contract to produce additional rounds for the Nulka active missile decoy system.

The Nulka rounds will be supplied to the navies of Australia and the United States and will bring the number of rounds delivered to more than 1,200. The latest contract, is the 15th annual award for the system.

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"This new production contract underscores another year of strong performance by our manufacturing group and US sub-contractors to produce the world's most effective soft kill anti-ship missile defense," said BAE Systems General Manager Weapons Systems Fran Murphy.

The Nulka is a rocket-propelled active decoy system that combines a hovering rocket, an autonomous system and electronic technologies to lure anti-ship missiles away from their intended target.

BAE Systems is the prime contractor and responsible for the design, development and integration of the Nulka system, while U.S. sub-contractors Lockheed Martin Sippican and Aerojet Rocketdyne make the systems electronic warfare payload and the rocket motor.

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