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The AN/ALE-43 is a bulk chaff countermeasures dispenser for aircraft that cuts dipole lengths while in flight. The operator can select various dipole lengths to meet changing threats in the A to K bands.

The system consists of a chaff roving supply, chaff cutter assembly and a cockpit programmer. The chaff supply is made up of metalized glass roving packages (RR-179), each weighing 40 lb (18 kg). Prior to the AN/ALE-43, the "cutter" concept was limited by the lack of proper...

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