TUCSON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Raytheon has been contracted by the U.S. Air Force to conduct a study on the Miniature Air Launched Decoy-Jammer.
Under a $12.2 million deal, U.S. company Raytheon will conduct a study on the MALD-J as part of an initiative to increase the jammer's power and add data link capabilities.
Officials say the study will be designed to measure the feasibility of upgrading the MALD-J, a lightweight modular flight vehicle.
"The modular design lends itself to these improvements," Scott Muse, Raytheon's MALD program director, said in a statement.
"This system is so versatile, there is almost no limit to what kind of capabilities can be integrated on this platform."