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Air Launched Decoy

By | October 30, 2006

      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.

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