The Miniature Air Launched Decoy (MALD®) is a low-cost, air-launched programmable craft that accurately duplicates the combat flight profiles and signatures of U.S. and allied aircraft.
MALD® is a flexible and modular system that has the potential to keep aviators and aircraft out of harm's way. MALD is an expendable air-launched flight vehicle that looks like a U.S. or allied aircraft to enemy Integrated Air Defense Systems (IADS).
The U.S. and its allies can confuse and deceive enemy IADS by sending a formation of MALDs into hostile airspace. MALD weighs less than 300 pounds (136 kg) and has a range of approximately 500 nautical miles (575 statute miles) (926 km). After it is launched from its host aircraft, MALD flies a preprogrammed mission.
In addition to protecting valuable aircraft, MALD® offers counter air operations to neutralize air defense systems that pose a threat to U.S. and allied pilots.
MALD-J is the jammer variant of the basic decoy, and the first ever stand-in jammer to enter production. The unmanned MALD-J navigates and operates much closer than conventional EW to the victim radar when jamming the electronics, allowing aviators and aircraft to stay out of harm's way. And, it is able to loiter in the target area for an extended time period -- plenty of time to complete the mission.
MALD-J can operate alone or in pairs, but is designed to work with and leverage other electronic warfare platforms.
JSOW is a family of low-cost, air-to-ground weapons that employ an integrated GPS-inertial navigation system and thermal imaging infrared seeker.
JSOW C-1 adds the two-way Strike Common Weapon Datalink to the combat-proven weapon, enabling a moving maritime target capability.
The JSOW C-1 is designed to provide fleet forces with the capability and flexibility to engage moving maritime targets, while retaining its robust capability against stationary land targets. The weapon is a modification to the existing JSOW C, which adds a weapon datalink radio and modified seeker software to increase capability for the anti-surface warfare mission. JSOW C-1 is the world's first network-enabled weapon with a range of more than 100 km.
Raytheon is using company funding to develop a powered version of the JSOW that will have the potential to engage targets at more than 250 nautical miles (463 km). The JSOW Extended Range variant retains the current shape and form of JSOW C-1, minimizing fleet integration costs while providing the warfighter with the capability to engage moving maritime targets as well as stationary land targets at an extended range. The weapon also maintains JSOW C-1's datalink radio and modified seeker software for significant capability in the anti-surface warfare mission.
The AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM™) is a joint U.S. Navy and Air Force program developed by the Navy and Raytheon.
HARM's primary mission is to suppress or destroy surface-to-air missile radar and radar-directed air defense artillery systems. Once airborne, it can operate in three modes: preemptive, missile-as-sensor and self protect.
Continued hardware and software upgrades have allowed HARM to counter advanced radar threats. HARM has proven itself in both reliability and combat performance. It is employed on a variety of Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps aircraft including the EA-6B, F-16 and F/A-18. The U.S. government makes HARM available through Foreign Military Sales.
Raytheon is developing a HARM upgrade, called the HARM Control Section Modification. HCSM adds a GPS receiver and an improved inertial measurement unit for precision navigation. HCSM also features a digital flight computer that merges targeting solutions from navigation and seeker systems. The enhancements improve the probability of hit, while controlling where the missile can and cannot fly.