Chemring Countermeasures USA announces $10.8M UK Special Material Decoys Order

Alloy Surfaces Company, Inc. of Chester Township, Pennsylvania, a Chemring Group PLC ("Chemring") subsidiary, announces award of a $10.8 Million order for the manufacture of BOL IR L5A2 infrared decoy devices for United Kingdom Royal Air Force Fighters.  Special Material Decoys are a key part of the Aircraft Survivability Systems protecting helicopters, fighters and transport aircraft. The BOL IR Covert Multi-Spectral Special Material Decoy dramatically increases fighter aircraft protection levels against legacy and the latest generation of IR missiles (Air/Air and Surfaces/Air). This is a multi-year contract with delivery ending in December 2015. All work will be performed at Alloy Surfaces’ facility in Chester Township, Pa. The Chemring Countermeasures USA division is comprised of Alloy Surfaces Co. and Kilgore Flares of Toone TN.

ASC’s President, Lawrence D’Andrea, stated, “We are very pleased to receive this contract order as the Royal Air Force continues to express its confidence and trust in our Special Material Decoys (SMDs).” BOL IR decoys are used to protect United Kingdom fighters against Man Portable Air Defense Systems, commonly known as MANPADS.

Chemring is a market leading manufacturing business supplying high technology electronics and energetic products to over sixty countries around the world. Chemring has a diverse portfolio of products that predominantly protect military people and platforms, providing insurance against a constantly changing threat. These range from countermeasures to protect aircraft, to ground penetrating radar to protect troops and vehicles from improvised explosive devices. For more information about Chemring, please go to

Alloy Surfaces is an industry leader in the design, development, and production of Covert Multi-Spectral Special Material Decoys. Alloy Surfaces’ decoys have unique properties of day and night covertness that are on the leading edge of IR countermeasure technology and are currently being used to protect a wide variety of United States and allied military aircraft in combat.

Source: Chemring Group PLC
Date: Oct 22, 2013