Impulse cartridge M796. This
cartridge fits into the base of either the flare or chaff and
is electrically initiated to eject flares or chaff from the
dispenser payload module.
The fairing should be removed from the fuselage if the
aircraft is to be flown with the flare dispenser assembly
General. At the present time surface-
to-air intermediate range guided missiles launched
against the aircraft must be visually detected by the
aircraft crew. Crew members must ensure visual
coverage over the ground area where a missile attack is
possible. The aircraft radar warning system will only
alert the pilot and copilot when the aircraft is being
tracked by radar-guided anti-aircraft weapons systems.
It will not indicate the firing of weapons against the
Crew responsibilities. The pilot, or
designated crew member, is responsible for removing
the safety pin from the right wing before flight, and for
replacing it immediately after flight. The pilot is
responsible for removing the safety pin and arming the
system, after the aircraft is airborne, and before landing,
he is responsible for re-inserting the safety pin and
selecting SAFE on the MFD. While airborne, the pilot
and copilot are responsible for scanning the terrain for
missile threats. When either pilot recognizes a missile
launch, they will press the FLARE DISPENSE button to
Aircraft must be in flight to dispense flares.
Conditions for firing. The dispenser
system should not be fired unless a missile launch is
observed or radar guided weapons systems are
detected and locked on. If a system malfunction is
suspected, aircraft commander may authorize attempts
to dispense flares or chaff as a test in a non-hostile
Flares. Upon observing a missile
launch the pilot or copilot (whoever sights the launch
first) will fire a flare. If more than one missile launch is
observed, the firing sequence should be continued until
the aircraft has cleared the threat area.
Chaff. Upon receiving an alert
from the aircraft radar warning system, the pilot or
copilot will fire the chaff and initiate an evasive
maneuver. The number of burst/salvo and number of
salvo/ program and their intervals is established by
training doctrine and will be set on the MFD prior to
takeoff (refer to TM 9-1095-206-13 & P for procedures
on setting programmer). If desired, the operator may
override the programmed operational mode and fire
chaff countermeasures manually by selecting MANUAL
on the MFD and pressing the dispenser switch.
Firing responsibility. When the
pilot or copilot observe a missile launch or radar warning
indication, they will fire flares or chaff as required and
assume command of the dispenser system. The other
pilot must be advised that a missile launch has been
observed or a radar warning signal has been received,
and announcement made that flares or chaff have been
4-3. SYSTEM DAILY PREFLIGHT/RE-ARM TEST.
The following test procedures shall be conducted
prior to the first flight of each day and prior to each re-
arming of the M-130 dispensers. Notify AVUM (aviation
unit maintenance) if any improper indications occur
during the tests.
Ensure payload module is not connected to
dispenser assembly at any time during the
following test procedure.
Flare dispenser assembly C-F selector
switch - F (flare).
M-91 test set - Obtain and ensure that
TEST SEQUENCE switch is in the START/HOME
moisture from breech and mounting plate of dispenser.
Connect base plate of test set to
breech of dispenser assembly. Secure both mounting
studs uniformly, using 5/32-inch hexagonal wrench
provided in test set carrying case.
Obtain test set power cable from loose
tools and connect cable between exterior connection J1
(28V DC) on aircraft fuselage above trailing edge of
wing and aircraft power +28V DC (J1) of test set.