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1. (WO2010123955) LOW FOREIGN OBJECT DAMAGE (FOD) WEIGHTED NOSE DECOY FLARE

Pub. No.:    WO/2010/123955    International Application No.:    PCT/US2010/031827
Publication Date: Fri Oct 29 01:59:59 CEST 2010 International Filing Date: Thu Apr 22 01:59:59 CEST 2010
IPC: F42B 5/145
Applicants: KILGORE FLARES COMPANY, LLC
HERBAGE, David W.
PHILLIPS, Alan
LEIFSON, Everard
THOMAS, Keven
Inventors: HERBAGE, David W.
PHILLIPS, Alan
LEIFSON, Everard
THOMAS, Keven
Title: LOW FOREIGN OBJECT DAMAGE (FOD) WEIGHTED NOSE DECOY FLARE
Abstract:
The present invention discloses a low foreign object damage nose weight for affixing to a either a standard or kinematic decoy flare comprising a thin walled nose cup having a closed end, an open end, an internal cavity, and at least one sidewall attached to said closed end and surrounding said internal cavity; and a metal powder disposed within the internal cavity for weighing down the forward end of the decoy flare, said nose cup capable of being affixed to a forward end of a decoy flare such that said powder is jettisoned from said nose cup upon burn out of a flare pellet subassembly of said decoy flare thereby reducing the weight of the nose cup and the possibility of foreign object damage to aircraft, ground troops, ground equipment and buildings resulting from the falling nose weight.