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Additional BOL countermeasure dispensers for RAAF Hornets

written by australianaviation.com.au | October 20, 2015
BOL RAAF Hornet
The BOL countermeasure dispensers attach to the Hornet’s weapons pylons.

Saab has received an order from Australia for additional BOL countermeasure dispensers to be used on RAAF F/A-18A/B ‘classic’ Hornets, with deliveries to take place during 2016.

BOL is a high-capacity dispenser for chaff and flares, which provides pilots with a sustained defensive capability to successfully accomplish their missions, Saab stated. Australia acquired BOL in 2008 for the Hornets.

RAAF Hornets can carry up to four BOLs, each with 160 chaff/infrared decoy packages. A full load of four pods provides long-duration self-protection through pre-emptive dispensing, Saab says.

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“The success of BOL continues, and we are proud to receive this order from the Royal Australian Air Force; it is a testament to the capability and reliability of the BOL,” said Carl-Johan Bergholm, head of the Electronic Warfare Systems business unit at Saab.

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Additional BOL countermeasure dispensers for RAAF Hornets

written by australianaviation.com.au | October 20, 2015
BOL RAAF Hornet
The BOL countermeasure dispensers attach to the Hornet’s weapons pylons.

Saab has received an order from Australia for additional BOL countermeasure dispensers to be used on RAAF F/A-18A/B ‘classic’ Hornets, with deliveries to take place during 2016.

BOL is a high-capacity dispenser for chaff and flares, which provides pilots with a sustained defensive capability to successfully accomplish their missions, Saab stated. Australia acquired BOL in 2008 for the Hornets.

RAAF Hornets can carry up to four BOLs, each with 160 chaff/infrared decoy packages. A full load of four pods provides long-duration self-protection through pre-emptive dispensing, Saab says.

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“The success of BOL continues, and we are proud to receive this order from the Royal Australian Air Force; it is a testament to the capability and reliability of the BOL,” said Carl-Johan Bergholm, head of the Electronic Warfare Systems business unit at Saab.

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Additional BOL countermeasure dispensers for RAAF Hornets

written by australianaviation.com.au | October 20, 2015
BOL RAAF Hornet
The BOL countermeasure dispensers attach to the Hornet’s weapons pylons.

Saab has received an order from Australia for additional BOL countermeasure dispensers to be used on RAAF F/A-18A/B ‘classic’ Hornets, with deliveries to take place during 2016.

BOL is a high-capacity dispenser for chaff and flares, which provides pilots with a sustained defensive capability to successfully accomplish their missions, Saab stated. Australia acquired BOL in 2008 for the Hornets.

RAAF Hornets can carry up to four BOLs, each with 160 chaff/infrared decoy packages. A full load of four pods provides long-duration self-protection through pre-emptive dispensing, Saab says.

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“The success of BOL continues, and we are proud to receive this order from the Royal Australian Air Force; it is a testament to the capability and reliability of the BOL,” said Carl-Johan Bergholm, head of the Electronic Warfare Systems business unit at Saab.

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