C4iSR: Air

USN eyes MALD-N stand-in jammer development

05 June 2017

Key Points

  • NAVAIR plans to award Raytheon a sole-source contract for the development of requirements for a network-enabled MALD-N stand-in jammer
  • Requirements definition is being informed by the MALD-X demonstration programme

The US Navy (USN) plans to acquire a modified variant of the ADM-160 Miniature Air Launched Decoy – Jammer (MALD-J) to meet requirements for a new network-enabled stand-in jammer to support EA-18G Growler and F/A-18E/F Super Hornet tactical aircraft in high-threat air-defence environments.

In a sources sought notice issued on 1 June, the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) confirmed plans to award Raytheon Missile Systems a sole-source cost-type contract for the development of service-specific requirements for what is being called the Miniature Air Launched Decoy-Navy (MALD-N).

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