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U.S. Air Force orders decoy jammers from Raytheon for $118 million

Raytheon contracted for Lot 9 Miniature Air Launched Decoy Jammers.

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Geoff Ziezulewicz
Raytheon has received a $118 million U.S. Air Force order for Lot 9 MALD-J jammers. Photo courtesy Raytheon
Raytheon has received a $118 million U.S. Air Force order for Lot 9 MALD-J jammers. Photo courtesy Raytheon

WASHINGTON, June 30 (UPI) -- Raytheon has received a $118 million firm-fixed-price U.S. Air Force contract for Lot 9 Miniature Air Launched Decoy Jammer, or MALD-J, vehicles and support equipment.

MALD is a modular, air-launched and programmable flight vehicle that protects aircraft and their crews by duplicating the combat flight profiles and signatures of aircraft.

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MALD-J adds a radar-jamming capability to the platform.

Raytheon began MALD-J delivery in 2012.

Work for the latest contract will be performed in Arizona and is expected to be completed by June 2020.

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center is the contracting activity.

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