ALE-40 Chaff and Flare Module
PDI Part Number: Z40T-40
The ALE-40 chaff and flare counter measure module is an aluminum module that is used to transport or store up to 40 loaded or unloaded ALE-40, ALE-45 and ALE-47 magazines. Magazines are inserted into individual compartments spaced adequately apart to enable air force personnel to easily load/unload the transport module while wearing Chemical Warfare Defense Equipment (CWDE). This transport module has two hinged doors that each open towards the unit’s middle frame section and allow access to the individual storage compartments located within. Each access door has safety latches that secure the door panel in the closed position for safe munitions transport. Also included are door-open holding devices that prevent each door from inadvertently closing while the transport module is being loaded or unloaded. A drip rail is installed atop the front side of the unit to minimize moisture from entering the unit’s inner compartments. Forklift pockets for empty lifting are included at the base of the unit and tie down rings are attached at the sides of the unit for securing it to an MHU-110/M or MHU-141/M munitions trailer.
PDI has manufactured and delivered approximately 300 ALE-40 chaff and flare counter measure modules to the USAF and other foreign military customers.