BAE Systems | Development of next-generation airborne decoy countermeasure
Defence Redefined
Published on 16/05/2024 at 16:00

BAE Systems has been selected by the US Navy to develop airborne Dual Band Decoy (DBD).

According to the company, this decoy is one of the most advanced radio frequency (RF) countermeasures in the world.

Expanding the capabilities of BAE Systems’ combat-proven AN/ALE-55 Fiber-Optic Towed Decoy, DBD consists of a towed unit connected by fiber-optic cable to electronic warfare equipment onboard the aircraft. 

The decoy delivers the latest jamming technology to disrupt enemy radars and lure missiles away from the aircraft. DBD can be launched by the pilot or automatically in response to incoming threats, offering critical protection in highly contested airspace.

The system can be installed on a variety of aircraft and is upgradeable to address future threats.

It also incorporates the company’s custom integrated circuits, enabling higher performance and more capability with reduced size, weight and power. 

DBD will be initially fielded on the US Navy’s F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighting aircraft with the work being performed at the company’s facilities in Nashua.

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