Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
. 24/7 Space News .




Subscribe to our free daily newsletters



MILTECH
Chemring subsidiary gets Army decoy flare contract
by Geoff Ziezulewicz
Toone, Tenn. (UPI) Jun 10, 2016


disclaimer: image is for illustration purposes only

Chemring Group subsidiary Kilgore Flares Co. has received a $24.9 million U.S. Army contract for infrared decoy flares, the company announced this week.

The contract entails the manufacturing and delivery of M206, MJU-7A/B and MJU-10/B flares, the company said.

Infrared counter-measure flares are used by the military to divert enemy heat-seeking missiles away from aircraft. Ultra-fine magnesium powder -- combined with other materials -- is used in the flares for high-temperature burning that mimics the heat of aircraft's engine.

The flares help protect helicopters, fighter jets and transport aircraft from Man Portable Air Defense systems.

Work will be performed at Kilgore's Tennessee facility.

Kilgore Flares and the ESM Group agreed in March to settle a case involving allegations of selling defective counter-measure flares to the Army in violation of the False Claims Act.

The two agreed to pay a total $8 million to settle the matter, with ESM paying for allegedly avoiding the payment of customs duties on Chinese-made magnesium powder used in the flares.

Kilgore's contracts with the Army prohibited the use of magnesium powder from foreign countries, except Canada.

The United States alleged that from July 2003 through May 2005, ESM knowingly misrepresented the content of magnesium powder imported from China to avoid paying anti-dumping customs duties -- at that time, 305 percent.

The government also alleged that from March 2005 through August 2006, Kilgore used the illegally imported Chinese magnesium powder it bought from ESM in the countermeasure flares it sold to the U.S. Army.


Thanks for being here;
We need your help. The SpaceDaily news network continues to grow but revenues have never been harder to maintain.

With the rise of Ad Blockers, and Facebook - our traditional revenue sources via quality network advertising continues to decline. And unlike so many other news sites, we don't have a paywall - with those annoying usernames and passwords.

Our news coverage takes time and effort to publish 365 days a year.

If you find our news sites informative and useful then please consider becoming a regular supporter or for now make a one off contribution.

SpaceDaily Contributor
$5 Billed Once


credit card or paypal
SpaceDaily Monthly Supporter
$5 Billed Monthly


paypal only

.


Related Links
The latest in Military Technology for the 21st century at SpaceWar.com






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

Previous Report
MILTECH
Australian military, Raytheon in strategic alliance
Canberra, Australia (UPI) Jun 8, 2016
Australia's Defense Science and Technology Group and Raytheon Australia are strengthening their collaboration on defense technologies. A strategic agreement between them was signed by DST Chief Defense Scientist Dr. Alex Zelinsky and Michael Ward, managing director of Raytheon Australia during DST's Partnership Week activities. DST is part of the Australian Department of Defense. ... read more


MILTECH
US may approve private venture moon mission: report

Fifty Years of Moon Dust

Airbus Defence and Space to guide lunar lander to the Moon

A new, water-logged history of the Moon

MILTECH
Study of Opportunity Wheel Scuff Continues

Mars 'colonists' to undergo five days of tests

SpaceX could send people to Mars by 2024, Elon Musk says

Red and Golden Planets at Opposition

MILTECH
Tech, beauty intersect in Silicon Valley

Second Starliner Begins Assembly in Florida Factory

Mexican engineer extracts gas from urine to heat shower

What Does it Take to Become a NASA Astronaut?

MILTECH
Experts Fear Chinese Space Station Could Crash Into Earth

Bolivia to pay back loan to China for Tupac Katari satellite

China plans 5 new space science satellites

NASA Chief: Congress Should Revise US-China Space Cooperation Law

MILTECH
Astronauts enter inflatable room at space station

First steps into BEAM will expand the frontiers of habitats for space

Russia delays launch of new crew to ISS until July 7

Airbus DS and ESA launch external commercial payload platform for the ISS

MILTECH
Russian Proton-M Rocket Puts US Intelsat DLA-2 Satellite Into Orbit

Abandonment of Russian rocket engines may ground Pentagon's space plans

EchoStar XVIII and BRIsat are installed on Arianespace's Ariane 5

United Launch Alliance gets $138 million Atlas V contract

MILTECH
Likely new planet may be in slow death spiral

On exoplanets, atmospheric water may be hiding behind clouds

Astronomers find giant planet around very young star

Planet 1,200 Light-Years Away Is Good Prospect for a Habitable World

MILTECH
Thales unveils Ground Master 60 mobile radar

Europe Develops Self-removal Technology for Spacecraft

Lean Xbox One eyes gamers as PlayStation VR turns heads

E3 video game show comes with rise of celebrity player




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News






The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2017 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. All articles labeled "by Staff Writers" include reports supplied to Space Media Network by industry news wires, PR agencies, corporate press officers and the like. Such articles are individually curated and edited by Space Media Network staff on the basis of the report's information value to our industry and professional readership. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement