The U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force’s C-130 military transport aircraft will get added protection thanks to a new missile decoy.
Alloy Surfaces Company, Inc. has announced a $22.2 million award from the Navy as part of the first production three-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract for the MJU-66 infrared decoy for both the Navy and Air Force, according to a release.
The MJU-66 Special Material Decoy is the latest advanced IR Countermeasure that will protect C-130’s from infrared missile threats.
“We are extremely pleased with the confidence and trust the U.S. Navy and Air Force continue to express in our Special Material Decoys (SMD),” Alloy Surfaces President Joseph Verbitski said in a statement. “Our Special Material Decoys are used to protect air crews and aircraft against Man Portable Air Defense Systems all around the world.”
The MJU-66 dramatically increases aircraft protection levels against the most advanced IR missiles (Air/Air and Surfaces/Air).
Alloy Surfaces Company is a subsidiary of Chemring Group PLC and is located in Chester Township, Pa.
All work will be performed at Alloy Surfaces’ facility in Chester Township. The Chemring Countermeasures USA Division is comprised of Alloy Surfaces Co., Inc. and Kilgore Flares Company, LLC of Toone TN.
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