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MJU-50/B and MJU-51/B
Advanced Infrared Countermeasure Flares

The MJU-50/B infrared countermeasure flare is a 1" x 1" x 8" expendable containing pyrophoric special material, which, when dispensed, reacts with air generating infrared energy to decoy surface-to-air and air-to-air missiles. The MJU-51/B infrared countermeasure flare is a 1" x 2" x 8" expendable containing pyrophoric special material. Both of these flares are compatible with the ALE-40, ALE-45 and ALE-47 dispenser systems.

In mid-1999 Electronic Combat Development Systems Manager (ASC/SMN) awarded a sole-source contract to Alloy Surfaces Company, Inc.; 121 North Commerce Drive; Chester Township, PA 19014 for FYs 99 and 00 production of MJU-50/B and MJU-51/B Advanced Infrared Countermeasure Flares. Alloy Surfaces' special materials used in these flares are the only materials that meet the necessary effectiveness requirements. Alloy Surfaces holds patents on these materials and processes and is the only company that can manufacture them. The production of these flares requires a substantial initial investment and an extended period of preparation for manufacture. The FY 99 procurement will acquire approximately 73,000 MJU-50/B flares, with an FY00 option for approximately 75,000 MJU-50/B flares or approximately 35,000 MJU-51/B flares.

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