radar decoy

radar decoy

[′rā‚där ′dē‚kȯi]
(ordnance)
A reflecting object used in radar deception, having the same reflective characteristics as the target.
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He was also cited for work on radar decoy integration on the Taiwanese Air Force's F-16 fleet and for countermeasure technologies for the F-35 joint strike fighter.
The major elements of the DASS include radio-frequency (RF) systems in the wing-tip pods, including a towed radar decoy (TRD) installation; under-wing chaff and flare dispensers; and missile and laser warning systems.
Here, the configuration includes a ventral radar antenna canoe fairing, a dorsal satellite communications antenna radome, ventral stabilising fins, a vertical fin extension and a modified tailc one that is understood to be tailored to accommodate threat warning system antennas and the launcher for an active towed radar decoy.
DASS includes a defensive system manager, radar warning receiver, missile warning system, techniques generator, towed radar decoy, and chaff and flare dispenser.
The MK 59 DLS is a deck-mounted countermeasure system that deploys an advanced inflatable radar decoy cartridge.
The first operational towed radar decoy was the GEC-Marconi Aerial, used by British RAF Nimrods in the 1991 Gulf War.
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE - The pilot of an F-16B fighter was so focused on following an air-launched radar decoy that he lost awareness of his altitude during a steep dive and crashed, killing himself and a photographer on July 17, according to an Air Force report released Monday.
Finally, the RAF aircraft will carry a towed radar decoy, a more compact version of the BAE Systems Ariel.
The original multi-year production contract for the ALE-50 Expendable Countermeasures Dispensing Systems was awarded in December 1996, and Raytheon began production deliveries of the towed radar decoy system in January 1998, one month ahead of contract schedule.
The MK 59 DLS is a deck-mounted countermeasure system that is used to launch an advanced inflatable radar decoy cartridge to confuse hostile tracking and homing associated with anti-ship missiles by simulating the radar cross section of the ship.
Another element within the airborne self-protection scene has been the development of the towed radar decoy (TRD), which comprises a small decoy containing a radar transmitter, unwound from the parent aircraft (or pod beneath its wings) from which a decoy signal intended to seduce an incoming missile is sent.
Internationally, BAE's Ariel RFCM Airborne Towed Radar Decoy continues to enjoy support from NATO air forces.