Meggitt PLC has signed a $15 million contract with Chemring Australia for the continued supply of flare countermeasure assemblies on the F-35 fighter jet.

The contract award further strengthens the existing partnership between Chemring Australia and Meggitt say both firms.

“Countermeasures are critical to pilot survival in a combat environment, they provide decoy heat signatures that attract enemy fire, enabling an aircraft to return to base safely.

The assembly utilizes Meggitt’s innovative advanced composite processes, which produce a component capable of withstanding extreme temperatures whilst providing significant weight savings when compared to conventional housings.”

Troy Peterson, Meggitt’s President of Engine Systems, said:

“We are delighted that Chemring has chosen to place this second order with us, it is a true testament to both our product and our close working partnership.

The composite component we designed for this particular solution is tailor-made to perform at temperature extremes, providing safety-critical solutions to defence forces around the world.”

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