NRL's FLYing Radar Target (FLYRT) is a MK-137-launched, RF-distraction decoy. It is a complementary system to the NULKA RF decoy. FLYRT was designed to fly at ship-like speeds following a rocket-boosted launch from the MK137 chaff launcher. It uses electric-propulsion and contains an NRL-developed fiber optic gyroscope that provides highly accurate angle rate data. The decoy was first modeled in a Full-Engagement Decoy Simulator, which provided a detailed model of specific missiles, allowing for close examination of particular defense strategies. On September 9, 1993, the decoy's performance was fully demonstrated at NRL's Chesapeake Bay Detachment.
Program type: Advanced Technology Demonstration (ATD)