US Air Force awards Raytheon $80 million for MALD-J

LONDON, UK -- Raytheon Company has been awarded an $80,768,012 firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Lot 7 Miniature Air Launched Decoy Jammer (MALD-J) missile (200 each) to include: data, mission planning, process verification program, and operational flight software.

Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be completed by June 30, 2016. This award is a result of a sole-source acquisition.

Fiscal 2012, 2013 and 2014 procurement and operations and maintenance funds are being obligated in the amount of $79,112,476 at time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center/EBJM, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity (FA8682-14-C-0004).

About MALD and MALD-J

MALD® is a state-of-the-art, low-cost expendable flight vehicle that is modular, air-launched and programmable. It weighs fewer than 300 pounds and has a range of approximately 500 nautical miles. MALD-J adds radar-jamming capability to the basic MALD platform.
• MALD confuses enemy air defenses by duplicating friendly aircraft flight profiles and radar signatures.
• MALD-J maintains all capabilities of MALD and adds jamming capabilities.
• Raytheon began delivery of MALD-Js in the fall of 2012.

For more about Raytheon, visit http://www.raytheon.com
 

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