US Army orders aircraft flare countermeasures
Esterline subsidiary Armtec Countermeasures is to provide M206 and MJU-7A/B IR flare countermeasures for aircraft operated by the US Army, after winning a competitive tender that attracted three bids.
Work on the $24.95 million deal from US Army Contracting Command will be performed in Camden, Arkansas, for completion by late December 2026.
Combined with EW suites, IR flare countermeasures are a primary defence against incoming enemy missiles.
Armtec is already fulfilling a similar eight-year, $214.9 million contract from Joint Munitions Command to provide M206, MJU-7A/B and MJU-10 flares. Work will be completed by 31 May 2022.
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