ALE-39

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The AN/ALE-39 Counter Measure Dispenser System (CMDS) is a electronic warfare expendables dispenser primarily used to fire defensive flares. It is being replaced by the AN/ALE-47.

It is used on helicopters and low-speed fixed-wing aircraft such as the MC-130 COMBAT TALON, A-10 Thunderbolt II, MH-53 PAVE LOW, and Army special operations helicopters. When cued by an AN/AAR-47 or other missile exhaust detection system, it immediately ejects flares. The flare-launching tubes are of a standard form factor that can also contain chaff or expendable jammers.