BAE Systems to develop Dual Band Decoy that shields fighter jets from enemy attacks

BAE Systems has been selected by the U.S. Navy to develop Dual Band Decoy (DBD), one of the most advanced radio frequency (RF) countermeasures in the world.

Notably, BAE Systems is a British multinational aerospace, defence and information security company, based in London, England. It is the largest defence contractor in Europe and the seventh-largest in the world based on applicable 2022 revenues.

Dual Band Decoy (DBD) is a cutting-edge RF self-protection jammer that shields fighter jets from enemy attacks.

Expanding the capabilities of BAE Systems’ combat-proven AN/ALE-55 Fiber-Optic Towed Decoy, DBD consists of a towed unit connected by fiber-optic cable to electronic warfare equipment onboard the aircraft.

The decoy delivers the latest jamming technology to disrupt enemy radars and lure missiles away from the aircraft.

Worth mentioning, DBD can be launched by the pilot or automatically in response to threats, offering critical protection in highly contested airspace.

Dual Band Decoy incorporates the company’s custom integrated circuits, enabling higher performance and more capability with reduced size, weight, and power.

DBD is an integral part of BAE Systems’ Intrepid Shield™ approach to creating a protective sphere around platforms in highly contested battlespaces using the full electromagnetic spectrum to detect, exploit, and counter advanced threats.

Noteworthy, Dual Band Decoy will be initially fielded on the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18E/F Super Hornet.

Further, work on DBD will be performed at the company’s state-of-the-art facilities in Nashua, N.H.