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AVIONEWS at the "Farnborough International Air Show 2008" (23): BAE anti-missile system tests on Super Hornet
Farnborough, United Kingdom - Deployment is set for December 2009
The AN/ALE-55 fiber-optic towed anti-missile decoy has begun operational tests on Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet of the US Navy as part of the IDECM radio frequency countermeasures system. "Its performance during development testing clearly demonstrates the potential to provide required improvements to aircrew survivability", said Captain William Chubb, manager for tactical aircraft protection system....
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency