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Raytheon and USAF upgrading MALD-J radar jammer with new navigation system

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World Defense & Security Industry News - Raytheon
 
 
Raytheon and USAF upgrading MALD-J radar jammer with new navigation system
 
Raytheon Company and the U.S. Air Force validated performance of an upgraded navigation system for the Miniature Air Launched Decoy-Jammer (MALD-J) in six flight tests from B-52 and F-16 aircraft at White Sands Missile Range, N.M, the US-based defense contractor announced on March 1st, 2017.
     
Raytheon and USAF upgrading MALD J radar jammer with anti jam capabilitie 640 001Raytheon's MALD-J radar jammer system
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The system upgrade, designated as GAINS II (GPS Aided Inertial Navigation System), includes an enhanced multi-element GPS controlled antenna assembly. This new technology improves MALD-J navigation performance in a GPS jamming environment. Improvements and efficiencies within the design helped to reduce GAINS II unit costs.

"Improving performance while reducing costs is a win for Raytheon and our customer," said Brian Burton, director of MALD Programs for Raytheon.

Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems in El Segundo, Calif., supported design work for GAINS II, while Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, Ariz., supplied systems engineering, integration and testing. Raytheon is now producing and delivering MALD-J systems with the upgraded navigation.