The Air Force anticipates that the jammer variant of its Miniature Air Launch Decoy will receive the Office of the Secretary of Defense's blessing in the summer of 2011 to enter production, according to budget documents accompanying the service's Fiscal 2012 spending proposal released in mid February 2011. Accordingly, Air Force officials have requested funding for MALD-J production in the service's Fiscal 2012 budget request. Here, a MALD-J, circled in red, sits ready for release on the wing of an F-16 during a flight test over the Gulf of Mexico, Feb. 8, 2011.
Air Force photo by SSgt. Joely Santiago
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