September 3, 2007
Awesome pictures of Aircrafts deplying flaresby Dhiram Shah
A flare is an aerial infrared countermeasure to counter incoming Infrared seeking missiles. The burn equal or hotter than the engine exhaust and their aim is to make the infrared missile seek the heat signature of the flare rather than the aircraft’s engines. We have a compilation of military aircraft deploying flares, I am not sure but the second picture is a squadron of Mig 29 Fulcrum’s or Sukhoi 27’s and the third picture is of a C130.
(More pictures after the jump)