Air Combat Command officials are preparing an information package so that the command's leadership can make the call whether the Raytheon-built Miniature Air Launched Decoy is ready for combat, ACC spokeswoman Kelly Sanders told the Daily Report. Sanders said the MALD info package "is expected to be ready" in April 2012 for the commander's review. MALD is a small jet-powered decoy meant to fool enemy air defenses and help protect friendly strike aircraft. B-52H bombers and F-16s will deploy them. Here, two MALDs sit side-by-side in the munitions storage area at Barksdale AFB, La., March 21, 2012.
Air Force photo by A1C Micaiah Anthony
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