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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Nulka is a rocket propelled active missile decoy designed to entice hostile radio frequency guided anti-ship missiles away from a ship.
The ship hosts a predominantly indigenous cutting-edge weapons and sensors suite which includes heavyweight torpedoes, ASW rockets, 76 mm calibre Medium Range gun and two multi-barrel 30 mm guns as close-in-weapon system (CIWS) with dedicated fire control systems, missile decoy rockets (Chaff), advanced Electronic Support Measure system, most advanced bow mounted sonar and air surveillance radar Revathi, it said.
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.
The company's consultancy and research business also will include the development of radar return suppression techniques and radar cross-section prediction tools, electronic support technology demonstration, missile decoy design, emitter location technique development, and EW and radar system modelling.
Contract Awarded for Missile Decoy Design Activities
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.
For its 250 Desert Warrior vehicles, the Kuwait Army is reportedly interested in a missile decoy system.
The Nulka active missile decoy has been successfully fired from a US Navy CVN Class aircraft carrier for the first time.
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.
BAE Systems has secured a 16th successive annual contract to produce additional rounds for the Nulka active missile decoy.
The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has contracted AWA Defence Industries (AWADI) of Australia to produce the Active Missile Decoy, a ship defense system designed to seduce incoming antiship missiles away from ships.
As part of the SEA 1397 Phase 5B project, the Australian Government has agreed an upgrade of the Nulka active missile decoy defence system.

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