Accession Number:

ADD019942

Title:

Cruise Missile Downed Airman Decoy

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application, Filed 30 Mar 2001

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-03-30

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

A cruise missile, such as the Tomahawk cruise missile, is adapted to deploy decoys in an area as the missile progresses along its preprogrammed course. Each decoy is shaped to be compatible with and ejected from the Tomahawk and has a preprogrammed control unit operating a transmitter connected to an extendible antenna. False beacon signals andor false message signals are transmitted from each of the decoys to deceive and confuse defensive forces, such as enemy searchers looking for a downed airman.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missiles
  • Countermeasures

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE