Air Launched Decoy
A series of Raytheon Co. [RTN] ADM-160B Miniature Air Launched Decoy (MALD) vehicles demonstrated successful separation performance when launched from an Air Force F-16 aircraft.
Tests occurred at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., under a development contract managed by the 728th Armament Systems Group.
Nine free-flight launches took place from May to July during the Eglin 46th Test Wing sorties. Each sortie involved the launch of MALD vehicles at varying speeds, altitudes and F-16 pylon locations.