Air Force Purchases Infrared Countermeasures

July 31, 2019

Armtec Countermeasures Co., Coachella, California, has been awarded a $90,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for MJU-53/B countermeasure flare. This contract provides an infrared countermeasure flare which is a magnesium based flare utilized on Air Force Air Mobility Command C-17 and C-5 aircraft. Work will be performed at Camden, Arkansas, and is expected to be completed by July 2023. This contract involves foreign military sales, however, the countries are unknown at this time. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with two offers received. Fiscal 2018 procurement funds in the amount of $3,000 is being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity (FA8213-19-D-0013).

In another contract, the Air Force awarded the Kilgore Flares Co. of Toone, Tennessee, a $90,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, also for MJU-53/B countermeasure flares, for use on the USAF Air Mobility Command C-17 and C-5 aircraft. Work will be performed at Toone and is expected to be completed by July 2023. The contract involves foreign military sales, however, the countries are unknown at this time. The award is the result of a competitive acquisition with two offers received. Fiscal 2018 procurement funds in the amount of $3,000 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity (FA8213-19-D-0012).

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