Raytheon and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory have demonstrated a modular electronic warfare payload for the Miniature Air Launched Decoy-Jammer (MALD-J).
The Cerberus system used four interchangeable MALD-J payloads, which were carried on a captive vehicle. Swapping payloads took less than one minute, according to a Raytheon news release.
"The critical technology for the quick-attachment technique was borrowed from IndyCar racing technology," Raytheon said. "CERBERUS adapted the half-turn quick lock developed by Dallara, which has 40 years of expertise in producing some of the safest and fastest racing cars in the world. This design was altered to meet aerospace form factors and environmental requirements."