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Kilgore and Armtec to supply US and allies with infrared flare countermeasures

1st September 2022 - 16:47 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


F-35 dispensing flares. (Photo: USAF/Capt Kip Sumner)

MJU-61A/B flares will be provided to the USAF and five FMS customers.

Kilgore Flares and Armtec Countermeasures have obtained a $225 million IDIQ contract to manufacture IR flare countermeasures for the USAF and FMS customers, the DoD revealed on 30 August.

The two companies will produce MJU-61A/B aircraft-launched flares over a five-year ordering period with no options.

As well as USAF budget funds, the contract includes FMS purchases for South Korea (34%), Denmark (14%), Japan (5%), the Netherlands and Italy (1% each).

The MJU-61A/B decoy flare is launched from an MJU-33/A multiple flare magazine, which is installed on a D-49/ALE-47 dispenser to decoy IR heat-seeking missiles.

The flare can be dispensed by a wide range of aircraft such as the F-35 Lightning II.

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