The LUU-2D/B flare is the latest in a series of illuminating flares introduced by ATK Aerospace Group for nighttime target illumination and rescue missions. Designed as a multi-service flare by the U.S. military, the LUU-2D/B incorporates improvements and modifications that further enhance its performance and reliability. The LUU-2D/B has been selected by over 30 countries for aircraft-deployed illumination.
The LUU-2D/B flare is compatible with all standard flare launching systems used on rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft. It can be deployed from LAU-74 cargo aircraft launchers, aircraft wing-mounted racks, and the SUU025, -42 and -44 series launchers. It can also be hand-launched from aircraft.
|Operational||LUU-2D/B (4 min)|
|Light Output Rating||1.6 x 106 cp minimum*|
|Nominal Burn Time||240 sec|
|Maximum Descent Distance During Burn||607 m (1.992 ft)|
|Descent Rate||2.53 m/sec (8.3 ft/sec)|
|Minimum and Maximum Timer Setting||76 to 3,353 m (250 to 11,000 ft)|
|Freefall Delay||4.0 to 4.6 sec|
|Diameter||12.4 cm (4.875 in)|
|Length||91.4 cm (36 in)|
|Weight||13.6 kg (30 lb avdp)|
|*These measurements vary from a nominal 1.5 to 2.0 x 106 cp , depending
on the measuring facility
LUU - 2 DB