Esterline Defense Technologies (EDT) and Israel Military Industries (IMI) have joined forces to produce and market IMI’s new advanced covert flares in the United States. These countermeasure decoy flares provide protection against various infrared guided missile threats at both low and high altitudes.
IMI Rocket Systems Division is the developer of this cutting-edge technology, which is currently in successful service with the Israeli Air Force. Esterline, as an established supplier of infra red (IR) decoy flares to the U.S. Government, is well positioned to partner with IMI and introduce this technology in the United Sates —ensuring that the U.S. has the best possible protection for its fixed and rotary wing platforms.
Esterline Corporation is a leading worldwide supplier to the aerospace and defense industry specializing in three core areas: Advanced Materials, Avionics & Controls and Sensors & Systems. With annual sales of $1.5 billion, Esterline employs roughly 10,000 people, including 1,500 engineers, worldwide. Operations within the Advanced Materials segment focus on technologies including high-temperature-resistant materials and components used for a wide range of military and commercial aerospace purposes, and combustible ordnance and electronic warfare countermeasure products. Operations within the Avionics & Controls segment focus on technology interface systems for commercial and military aircraft and similar devices for land- and sea-based military vehicles, secure communications systems, specialized medical equipment, and other high-end industrial applications. The Sensors & Systems segment includes operations that produce high-precision temperature and pressure sensors, electrical power distribution equipment, and other related systems principally for aerospace and defense customers.