Expendable Active Decoy
The U.S. Air National Guard has issued a "fielding recommendation" for BriteCloud 218 Expendable Active Decoy by the Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Command Test Center (AATC), a U.S. Defense Department Test Program.
Designed for fast jet and fixed-wing aircraft, BriteCloud AN/ALQ260(v1) is a battery-powered, self-contained advanced digital countermeasure designed to enhance platform survivability by defeating RF-guided missiles and fire control radars.
As an off-board capability, the BriteCloud Digital RF Memory (DRFM), AN/ALQ260(v1) jammer addresses the ‘home-on-jam’ vulnerabilities inherent with onboard solutions, while a very quick deployment time creates a large miss distance, drawing the threat away from the platform.
Designed to be launched from a conventional decoy dispenser (55 or 218), BriteCloud AN/ALQ260(v1) has already been extensively trialed by the UK and other nations on platforms including the F16, Tornado, and Gripen.
- BriteCloud AN/ALQ260(v1) is in production and ready for order now.
- Key Benefits
- Key Features
- Technical Specifications
- Flexible and future-proof
- Designed to defeat current and future threats
- Mission reprogrammable enabling optimization against emerging threats
- Highly effective at denying and disrupting radar target track
Electronic Warfare Operational Support (EWOS)
Give your platform the best possible protection with EWOS. Our world class provision includes:
- Threat Vulnerability Analysis and Countermeasure Development (TVACD)
- Comprehensive training packages
- Simple programming
- Data and configuration management tools
- Sovereign capability development
- Self-contained battery powered Expendable Active RF Decoy
- Significantly lower procurement cost than equivalent TRD technology
- Easy to integrate, uses existing dispensers
- Zero sustainment or maintenance costs
- Provides ability for either pre-emptive or reactive threat counters
- Antenna provides all round coverage
- Frequency band: H-J
- Size: BC55 55 mm diameter, BC218 2 inch x 1 inch x 8 inch
- Weight of round: BC55 1.1 kg, BC218 0.5 kg