MALD®-J will protect aircrews by conducting stand-in jamming

MALD®-J will pro­tect air­crews by con­duct­ing stand-in jam­ming

TUCSON, Ariz., Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Air Force reached a Mile­stone C deci­sion on Raytheon Company’s (NYSE: RTN) Minia­ture Air Launched Decoy Jam­mer vari­ant, autho­riz­ing Raytheon to begin Low Rate Ini­tial Pro­duc­tion of the sys­tem. The Air Force also exer­cised a con­tract option and award­ed Raytheon $5 mil­lion to con­vert Lot 4 MALD® pro­duc­tion of the base­line to the MALD-J vari­ant.

MALD-J will save the lives of avi­a­tors because com­man­ders will be able to use MALD-J to con­duct dan­ger­ous stand-in jam­ming mis­sions instead of using manned air­craft to do the job,” said Har­ry Schulte, vice pres­i­dent of Raytheon Mis­sile Sys­tems’ Air War­fare Sys­tems prod­uct line. “The 125 Raytheon employ­ees who make MALD and the hun­dreds of sup­pli­ers across the nation who sup­port MALD can be proud of their con­tri­bu­tion to the warfight­er.”

About the Minia­ture Air Launched Decoy
MALD is a state-of-the-art, low-cost flight vehi­cle that is mod­u­lar, air-launched and pro­gram­ma­ble. It weighs less than 300 pounds and has a range of approx­i­mate­ly 500 nau­ti­cal miles (about 575 statute miles). MALD pro­tects air­crews and their air­craft by dupli­cat­ing the com­bat flight pro­files and sig­na­tures of U.S. and allied air­craft. The MALD-J adds radar-jam­ming capa­bil­i­ty to the basic MALD plat­form.

MALD con­fus­es ene­my air defens­es by dupli­cat­ing friend­ly air­craft flight pro­files, radar sig­na­tures.
MALD-J keeps all capa­bil­i­ties of MALD and adds jam­ming capa­bil­i­ties.
Raytheon will begin deliv­er­ing MALD-J in 2012.
About Raytheon
Raytheon Com­pa­ny, with 2010 sales of $25 bil­lion, is a tech­nol­o­gy and inno­va­tion leader spe­cial­iz­ing in defense, home­land secu­ri­ty and oth­er gov­ern­ment mar­kets through­out the world. With a his­to­ry of inno­va­tion span­ning 89 years, Raytheon pro­vides state-of-the-art elec­tron­ics, mis­sion sys­tems inte­gra­tion and oth­er capa­bil­i­ties in the areas of sens­ing; effects; and com­mand, con­trol, com­mu­ni­ca­tions and intel­li­gence sys­tems, as well as a broad range of mis­sion sup­port ser­vices. With head­quar­ters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 72,000 peo­ple world­wide. For more about Raytheon, vis­it us at and fol­low us on Twit­ter at @raytheon.

Note to Edi­tors
More than 125 Raytheon employ­ees design and build the MALD and MALD-J in Tuc­son, Ariz.; Gole­ta, Calif.; and El Segun­do, Calif.

Hun­dreds of employ­ees in scores of busi­ness­es across the U.S. design and man­u­fac­ture MALD and MALD-J com­po­nents. Major sup­pli­ers include: Microse­mi, Camar­il­lo, Calif.; AUSCO, Port Wash­ing­ton, N.Y.; Advanced Indus­tries Inc., Wichi­ta, Kan.; CEI, Sacra­men­to, Calif.; Celesti­ca, Austin, Texas; Eagle Pitch­er, Joplin, Mo.; EDO, Bohemia, N.Y.; Enser, Pinel­las Park, Fla.; Engi­neered Fab­rics Corp, Rock­mart, Ga.; GDOTS, Red­mond, Wash.; Hamil­ton-Sund­strand, Rock­ford, Ill.; Hamil­ton-Sund­strand, San Diego; LaBarge, Joplin, Mo.; Moog, East Auro­ra, N.Y.; Tecom, West­lake Vil­lage, Calif.; Tele­dyne Micro­elec­tron­ics, Los Ange­les; Daico, Car­son, Calif.; Cob­ham, San Diego.

Media Con­tact
Mike Nachshen