Raytheon Partners With Fokker Technologies and Dallara to Apply New Techonolgies For USAF Decoy

Raytheon logoRaytheon in collaboration with Fokker Technologies and Dallara have developed a carbon fiber airframe for U.S. Air Force’s Miniature Air Launched Decoy.

Fokker, helped to adapt robots to wind the carbon fiber fuselage, rather than rely on the conventional, hand-built approach.

Dallara, applied the lightweight, very strong structural technologies used in Indy car racing to airframe accessories.

The new composite design will be used for the decoy’s Lot 7 production this year, and is expected to lower production costs by 25 percent, Raytheon said Tuesday.

“Driving affordability is a key element of customer success, ” said Scott Muse, MALD program director at Raytheon.

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