||Flare Countermeasure No 218 Mk3 Type 3
|Nato Stock Number:
||58559 – fitted with PW21 Mk2 Impulse Cartridge
||51.82mm x 24.64mm
The Flare has a spectrally matched payload and is intended to be used in aircraft countermeasures systems to combat advanced third generation heatseeking missiles employing spectral discrimination techniques. An Impulse Cartridge is fitted during manufacture of the Flare and provides the means of ejecting the payload. The Flare can be housed in a multiple shot magazine as fitted to countermeasures dispensing sets such as AN/ALE 40,45,47 series, M130/ M147, MBDA, Terma, MES, Rokar, SAAB Avitronics and Thales systems.
The Flare Countermeasure No.218 Mk.3 Type 3 is a direct fit, form, and function replacement for the US MJU7 A/B Flare, but as well as offering protection against advanced threats, it provides improved performance, reliability and safety by means of the fitted Sequencer initiation device.