missile decoy

missile decoy

[′mis·əl ′dē‚kȯi]
(ordnance)
A vehicle used to simulate a missile in flight, attracting enemy radar and drawing fire so as to increase the odds for penetration by manned bombers or other weapon systems. Also known as diversionary missile.
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BAE Systems has secured a 16th successive annual contract to produce additional rounds for the Nulka active missile decoy.
The plane will also include a 12-man meeting room, 60 business class seats, top-grade encrypted communications systems, a reinforced fuselage and missile decoy system.
1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp company, announced today that the Nulka Active Missile Decoy System, which uses Aerojet's solid rocket motor, has reached the 100th installation milestone on a U.
In research, development and production for 20 years, the Nulka Active Missile Decoy is designed and integrated by BAE Systems Australia.
As part of the SEA 1397 Phase 5B project, the Australian Government has agreed an upgrade of the Nulka active missile decoy defence system.
ITT Industries' position as a world leader in the development, sustainment and modernization of critical air defense assets has been enhanced through a contract by Hill Air Force Base to support the AN/TLQ-32 Anti-Radiation Missile Decoy System.
The US company Malibu Research has developed a low-cost anti-radiation missile decoy antenna which consists of a passive reflector, several of which will be deployed at a safe distance from the radar they are protecting.
Very little has been published on the subject of anti-anti-radiation missile decoys.
Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO), Australia based has granted a deal to BAE Systems to formulate extra rounds for the Nulka active missile decoy systems.
The Duke's time with the Navy was one filled with challenges, not least flying helicopters as an Exocet missile decoy during the 1982 Falklands War - but he said the time was right to test his hand in an altogether new role.
In addition, the Super Hornet's new IDECM suite, including the latest radar warning receiver, extra chaff and flares, towed missile decoys and radar jammers, gave the pilots enhanced confidence to operate deep into the heart of Iraq's air defense systems.
military scientists have devised as potential missile decoys for warplanes balls of aerogel (SN: 12/14/96, p.

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