Chemring Australia Wins $107.5M for F-35 Countermeasure Flares

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Chemring Australia Wins $107.5M for F-35 Countermeasure Flares
F-22 Raptor dispensing flares (image: Chemring)

The United States Navy has awarded Chemring $107.5 million contract to supply countermeasure flares for Australian, US and international F-35 operators.

The Geelong-based firm manufactures and supplies air-launched countermeasures against advanced electronic systems.

“This contract represents the culmination of a multi-year joint effort between the US Government, the Australian Government, and Chemring Group to qualify Chemring Australia to produce countermeasures for the global F-35 fleet,” Australian Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds said.

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