What is Chaff Technology?

What is Chaff Technology?

In today’s electronic warfare, survivability of fighter aircraft is of prime concern because of advancement in modern radar threats. To ensure survivability of aircraft, Counter Measure Dispensing System (CMDS) is used which provides passive jamming against infrared and radar threats.

Chaff is a passive expendable electronic countermeasure technology used worldwide to protect naval ships or fighter jets from enemy’s radar and Radio Frequency (RF) missile seekers. The chaff deployed in the air helps in misleading the enemy radars or deflecting adversary missiles.

The importance of this advanced chaff technology lies in the fact that very less quantity of chaff material deployed in the air acts as decoy to deflect enemy’s missiles for ensuring safety of the fighter aircraft. Ejection of the chaff payload is triggered either manually by the pilot or automatically by the CMDS.

– By Akash

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