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Can new spoofing tech give US aircraft a shroud in the clouds?

Wednesday, May 15, 2019   (0 Comments)

By Grant Turnbull  |  May 15, 2019  |  C4ISRNET

 

The U.S. Air National Guard is set to test next-generation decoy technology that was originally designed and fielded in the United Kingdom to protect Royal Air Force aircraft against advanced radar-guided missiles.

Leonardo announced May 13 that its expendable active decoy technology β€” known as BriteCloud β€” will be evaluated under the Office of Secretary of Defense Foreign Comparative Testing (FCT) program, potentially leading the way for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy to adopt the technology across its fighter fleets.

As part of the BriteCloud trials, F-16s will dispense the decoys β€œin a variety of challenging scenarios,” Leonardo officials said. READ MORE...


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