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US Army orders aircraft flare countermeasures

17th February 2021 - 09:59 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

Latest contract for Armtec Countermeasures covers two types of flare.

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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