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​SSgt. Areal Johnson, 57th Maintenance Squadron Precision Guidance Munitions crew chief, completes post-load checks on a Miniature Air Launched Decoy/Jammer ADM-160C/J missile at Nellis AFB, Nev., Sept. 22, 2014. Air Force photo by A1C Thomas Spangler.

​The Air Force awarded Raytheon a $76 million option for the production of the Miniature Air Launched Decoy/Jammer (MALD-J) lot 10. MALD-J is the unmanned version of “a low-cost, air-launched programmable craft that accurately duplicates the combat flight profiles and signatures of U.S. and allied aircraft,” according to the company. The expendable vehicles are designed to distract enemy radar from live US aircraft. This award comes as an alteration to the $118 million contract for lot 9 production given to Raytheon in June. The work will be done in Tuscon, Ariz., and is expected to be completed by June 30, 2020. (See also: Leading EW Out of the Wilderness.)