The US Air Force has carried out flight tests of the TRW/Israel Aircraft Industries Hunter unmanned air vehicle (UAV) in the suppression of enemy air defence (SEAD) role. The UAV was used to pinpoint a simulated enemy air defence system for attack by two Lockheed Martin F-16 fighters. The USAF says that, as a result of the flight tests in January, a further evaluation of a Hunter UAV fitted with a radar jammer will be carried out once the USAF's Air Combat Command funds the project. In the SEAD mission test, a Hunter fitted with a Litton LR-100 direction finding package and an improved data modem (IDM)was able to transmit targeting data to the IDM-equipped F-16s.

Source: Flight International