Old 13th Jan 2019, 13:00
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Evalu8ter
 
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As the Expendable Active Decoy (EAD) this was part of our portfolio of DAS Technology Demonstration Programmes (TDPs) at DE&S/Dstl a few years back. IIRC, Typhoon was the original target aircraft, but the GR4 UCR saw it pushed that way at the LRIP stage. Capable little badger it is too. Good news that a TDP has actually been "pulled through" to the FL rather than becoming "shelf ware" - congrats to all involved in DE&S, Air Cmd and Leonardo at CG. There is something of a renaissance occurring about RF EW; the military have "smelt the coffee" and industry is responding. Interesting times….
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