ATK Launch Systems will provide the US Air Force with MJU-62/B infrared flare countermeasures, which are used to throw off enemy missile infrared tracking systems.

The MJU-62/B flare is a boron-based infrared countermeasure used on USAF cargo aircraft to protect heat-seeking missiles.

The flare consists of an aluminium case, plastic end cap, felt spacer, safe and initiation device, plastic piston and a flare pellet. The countermeasure is dispensed and ignited in flight by a BBU-36/B impulse cartridge.

The modified contract awarded to ATK for purchase of the countermeasures is worth $49m of which $25m has been obligated.

Hill Air Force Basein the US will manage the contract activity.