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ALE-47 Airborne Countermeasures Dispenser System

Our ALE-47 Airborne Countermeasures Dispenser System protects fixed-wing, fast jet, and rotary aircraft against infrared and radio-frequency missile attacks worldwide.
The ALE-47 Airborne Countermeasures Dispenser System identifies and defeats infrared and radio frequency missiles.

The ALE-47 is so advanced, it thinks for itself. The system uses information from integrated electronic warfare sensors such as radar warning receivers and missile warning receivers to determine the correct response to defeat infrared and radio-frequency guided missiles. The cockpit crew has complete control of their threat situation by choosing to operate in any of the four modes: automatic, semi-automatic, manual, or bypass.


  • Interchangeable with obsolete ALE-40, ALE-39, and M-130 systems
  • Simply integrates with electronic warfare systems, providing extreme versatility
  • Uses U.S. and NATO standard and new radio frequency and infrared decoys
  • Glass cockpit compatible

Proven performance

ALE-47 has proven its effectiveness in the battlefield and has become the trusted system of choice for aircraft and aircrew survivability. More than 4,000 systems have been installed on 37 different platforms in 30 countries. BAE Systems’ innovative engineers work with users, aircraft designers, and manufacturers to provide system flexibility to users. These teams of specialists have enabled the successful installation and integration of 130,000 units. BAE Systems is extremely focused on product support, providing guidance and maintenance solutions in a variety of applicable situations.

ALE-47 is operating as the standard advanced aircraft countermeasures dispense system for the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Navy, and international allies, providing next-generation technology throughout the globe.