Chester Township, Pennsylvania. 24 May 2018. Chemring Group’s US based subsidiary, Chemring Countermeasures USA (“CCM USA”), has been awarded contracts totalling $27.5 million for the production of M211 and MJU-64/B flares for the US Army, US Navy and Foreign Military Sales customers.
These flares are a key component of aircraft survivability systems that protect fighters, helicopters and transport aircraft against infrared guided missile threats. Deliveries under these contracts will be made between 2018 and 2019, with all work being performed at CCM USA’s facility at Chester Township, Pennsylvania.
Michael Flowers, Group Chief Executive of Chemring, commented said, “these contracts demonstrate the confidence of the US Army and US Navy in Chemring’s ability to develop and supply quality aircraft countermeasures, and it recognises our dedication to protecting our warfighters.We have invested significantly in our global Countermeasures capabilities and facilities and continue to do so, with major improvement programmes ongoing at all sites. I am delighted to see that these investments have positioned the Group to be best able to serve our customers as the preferred supplier of the highest quality infrared flares.”