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18 June 2013
Commercial Aircraft

The A400M marks self-protection system milestone with release of decoy flares

A400M decoy flares
Airbus Military’s A400M airlifter has successfully demonstrated the release of decoy flares, marking a key development step for this new-generation aircraft’s self-protection systems. The flares are designed to mislead heat-seeking anti-aircraft missiles, particularly surface-to-air missiles (SAM). They are a key element in the A400M’s self-protection systems due to the airlifter’s ability to operate from short and unpaved airstrips close to the scene of military action, where SAMS may be fielded by an enemy.
A400M decoy flares
 

Airbus Military’s A400M airlifter successfully demonstrated the release of decoy flares, which are a key element in the new-generation airlifter’s self-protection systems

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