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M-130 General Purpose Dispenser

The M130 general purpose dispenser system provides effective survival countermeasures against radar guided weapon systems and/or infrared seeking missile threats. The M130 can disperse either 30 decoy flares or 30 chaff cartridges. An additional dispenser assembly and payload module on specific aircraft will increase the capability of the dispenser system. The system can be operated manually or automatically cued by the AN/ALQ-156(V) missile detector. The chaff, combined with maneuvers, provides protection against radar directed anti-aircraft weapon systems. When dispensing chaff, the M-130 allows the aircraft time to maneuver out of the beam of radar used with anti-aircraft weapons. The flare decoy, when properly dispensed, provides protection against infrared (IR) homing missiles. When dispensing flare decoys, the M-130 and AN/ALQ-156 combination provides for the reduction or elimination of the enemy's ability to hit and destroy the aircraft by the use of IR homing missiles. The M-130 General Purpose Dispenser is electrically powered and constructed of modules to facilitate quick replacement. This system has been transitioned to Armament and Chemical Acquisition and Logistics Activity (ACALA).

The M-130 Dispenser consists of a dispenser assembly, payload module assembly, electronics module and dispenser control panel.

The system is designed to dispense M206 flare decoys from helicopters and fixed wing aircraft, including the CH-47D, EH-60A, OV-1D, RV-1D, RC-12, and MH-47E. The capability to dispense both flare and chaff decoys can be achieved by adding a second dispenser assembly and payload module assembly to the aircraft. The total system weight is 28 pounds.

When dispensing flare decoys, the M-130 and AN/ALQ-156 combination provides for the reduction or elimination of the enemy's ability to hit and destroy the aircraft by the use of IR homing missiles.

Munitions data

Munitions weights
Chaff cartridge
(30 each/system)
0.33 lb/unit (0.15 kg/unit)
Flare cartridge
(30 each/system)
0.43 lb/unit (0.20 kg/unit)
Impulse cartridge
(60/can and 36 cans/box)
0.141 oz/unit (0.06 kg/unit)

M206 Aircraft Countermeasure Flare
Length 8.08 in (20.52 cm)
Width 0.99 in (2.51 cm)
Height 0.99 in (2.51 cm)
Shipping data: Class or group:
Quantity distance class 1.3
Storage comaptibility group G
DOT shipping class B
DOT markings SPECIAL FIREWORKS-
HANDLE CAREFULLY-
KEEP FIRE AWAY

M1 and RR-170A/AL Countermeasure Chaff
Length 8.08 in (20.52 cm)
Width 0.99 in (2.51 cm)
Height 0.99 in (2.51 cm)

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