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Tracking and Target Flares

Tracking and Target Flares

Wallop™ missile tracking flares

For air-to-air or ground-to-air testing and training, we produce specific emission, high-reliability Missile Tracking Flares for tail-tracked guided missiles and Target Flares for target enhancement from visible to IR spectra.

The Flare Tracking IR No.1, Mk.1 was developed for use on RPVs to provide a long-lasting IR signature for live missile training. Fixed by nose stud or bands, it is designed to reduce any RPV impact damage to an absolute minimum. A similar flare is used in the tracking of the MBDA Rapier SHORAD missile.

Featuring full ‘Rad Haz’ protection, Flare Tracking No.2 and No.3 were developed for Flight Refuelling’s ‘Rushton’ target and are suitable for both towed and self-powered targets, providing visual and IR enhancement respectively.

Flare Target No.11 and No.12 can be used on most types of towed target, offering cheap, reliable enhancement aids. Nose stud or band mounted, they are contained in a steel outer case and initiated by a single wirebridge fusehead.

Also designed originally for the ‘Rushton’, ‘A’ Series Towed Target Flares have proved successful on several makes of towed and self-powered targets and RPVs. Full ‘Rad Haz’ protection and three mounting options are provided.

Leading Data

FLARE TRACKING IR No.1 Mk.1
Dimensions 196mm long x 25mm diameter
Outer Case Steel
Weight: Gross/Net 210g/100g
Operational Speed Up to 400kts
Connector Twisted pair
Fuzehead Circuit Resistance 1.0 - 1.7 ohms
Circuit Test Current Maximum 30 milliamps/10 seconds
Minimum Firing Current 1 amp/10 milliseconds
Burning Time (Static) 60 seconds
Output
     2.0 - 2.7 microns  200W/Steradian
     3.0 - 5.0 microns 160W/Steradian
     8.0 - 14.0 microns 70W/Steradian

 

FLARE TRACKING No.2 No.3
Dimensions 430mm long x 45mm diameter
Outer Case Steel
Operational Speed Up to 450kts (830Kmh)
Connector Plocket MDM No. EL39336/IC
Fuzehead Circuit Resistance 1.0 - 2.3 ohms
Circuit Test Current Maximum 10 milliamps/30 seconds
Minimum Firing Current 1 amp/10 milliseconds
Burning Time (Static) 55 - 70 seconds 17 - 25 seconds
Output
     0.4 - 0.7 microns  220kcd 220kcd
     1.8 - 2.5 microns 100W/Steradian 1.47kW/Steradian
     3.0 - 5.0 microns 400W/Steradian 2.3kW/Steradian

 

FLARE TRACKING No.11 No.12
Dimensions 425mm long x 45mm diameter
Outer Case Steel
Gross Weight 1.3kg
Operational Speed Up to 500kts maximum (930Kmh)
Operational Altitude Up to 15000m
Connector Miniature plug No. ELB46302
Fuzehead Circuit Resistance 1.1 - 1.7 ohms
Circuit Test Current Maximum 30 milliamps/10 seconds
Minimum Firing Current 1 amp/10 milliseconds
Burning Time (Static) 60 seconds nominal 25 seconds nominal
Output
     0.4 - 0.7 microns  160kcd 400kcd
     2.0 - 2.7 microns 100W/Steradian 500W/Steradian
     8.0 - 14.0 microns 400W/Steradian 1000W/Steradian
NATO Stock Number 1370-99-962-9832 1370-99-962-9833

 

'A' SERIES TOWED TARGET FLARES A21 A22 A23 A23(EB) A24
Dimensions 504mm long x 45mm diameter
Gross Weight (Nominal) 1.35kg 1.5kg 1.5kg 1.5kg 1.35kg
Operational Speed Up to 450kts (830Kmh)
Firing Circuit Resistance 0.6 - 1.6 ohms 0.9 - 2.3 ohms 0.9 - 2.3 ohms 0.8 - 2.3 ohms 0.6 - 1.6 ohms
Firing Circuit Test Current Maximum 10 milliamps
Minimum Firing Current (per 10 ms pulse) 2 amps 1 amp 1 amp 1 amp 2 amps
Total Burning Time -20°C - 60°C 60 - 100s 60 - 85s 18 - 28s 40 - 60s 38 - 55s
Ignition Delay Ambient -20°C 0.05 seconds max
Operational Temperature -20°C to 60°C
Emission Characteristics Smoke Red Flame Visible Flame Visible IR Flame Visible IR Smoke Red
Output
     0.4 - 0.7 microns  220kcd 220kcd 220kcd
     2.04 - 2.71 microns 1.47kW/Sr 1.47kW/Sr
     3.0 - 5.0 microns 2.3kW/Sr 2.3kW/Sr
Shelf-Life 11 years 11 years 8-1/2 years 8-1/2 years 11 years