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PREMIUM: Leonardo set for BriteCloud 55-T tests despite COVID complications

Friday, May 22, 2020   (0 Comments)

By Tim Martin  |  May 22, 2020  |  Shephard Media


Leonardo’s US electronics division plans to test the latest variant of its BriteCloud expendable active decoy (EAD), which is designed to be equipped on large fixed-wing military aircraft.

Designated BriteCloud 55-T, the defensive aid solution protects against RF-guided missile threats and will probably undergo test flights on board a C-130 Hercules to begin with, although the manufacturer is still undecided about which location it will select for the tests.

‘The 55-T is still in development, like many things COVID-19 has slowed it down, but we’re hopeful of some flight trials in the latter half of this year,’ Daniel Jurta, Director, BD, Electronic Warfare at Leonardo said during a 21 May virtual SOFIC (vSOFIC) media briefing. READ MORE...

With over 13,000 members internationally, the Association of Old Crows is an organization for individuals who have common interests in Electronic Warfare (EW), Electromagnetic Spectrum Management Operations, Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA), Information Operations (IO), and other information related capabilities. The Association of Old Crows provides a means of connecting members and organizations nationally and internationally across government, defense, industry, and academia to promote the exchange of ideas and information, and provides a platform to recognize advances and contributions in these fields.