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The AN/SLQ 115 HARLEQUIN Decoy Launcher is a piece of UNSC equipment.
The Decoy Launcher launches Harlequin Decoys which are ballutes made from tough materials powered by a minimal rocket. Due to a lack of any stealth features, they resemble its parent ship on RADAR and optically, causing confusion with enemy gunners, though mechanical systems are harder to fool. These can be launched to cover the ship, seemingly increase the numbers of attacking forces or deflecting attacks away from it. The decoys carry a number of high power radio transmitters to make them appear as though the are issuing radio communications, RADAR signals or jamming signals, washing out the local area with static.