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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

F-16 Deploys Decoys

Raytheon said a series of ADM-160B Miniature Air Launched Decoy (MALD) vehicles demonstrated successful separation when launched from an Air Force
F-16. The flight tests took place at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., under a development contract managed by the 728th Armament Systems Group. The 120-inch MALD is a turbojet-powered, swing-wing missile that is launched from an Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon or B-52 Stratofortress and flies a pre-programmed flight path into hostile air space to stimulate enemy air defenses. More

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