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Chemring announces RAF decoy order

23rd October 2013 - 17:49 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Chemring subsidiary, Alloy Surfaces Company (ASC), will manufacture BOL IR L5A2 infrared decoy devices for Royal Air Force aircraft under a $10.8 million order announced on 21 October.

BOL IR L5A2 Special Material Decoy (SMD) is designed to form a key part of the aircraft survivability systems that protect helicopters, fighters and transport aircraft.

The BOL IR covert multi-spectral SMD increases fighter aircraft protection levels against legacy and the latest generation of IR missiles, including air/air and surface/air; and Man Portable Air Defence Systems. 

Lawrence D’Andrea, president, ASC, said: ‘We are very pleased to receive this contract order as the Royal Air Force continues to express its confidence and trust in our SMDs.’

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