Kilgore Flares Company, LLC manufactures a host of products for the defense and law enforcement environment. Back to top
Most notably, Kilgore along with it's sister companies Chemring Countermeasures and Alloy Surfaces are world leaders in the design, development and manufacture of advanced expendable countermeasures and countermeasure suites . Additionally, Kilgore was the first expendable IR decoy flare manufacturer to introduce full automation to the decoy manufacturing process, bringing a new level of safety and quality not previously seen..
Kilgore is the world's foremost supplier of airborne expendable IR decoy (countermeasure) flares, and serves as the sole-source IR decoy flare supplier for some of the worlds most sophisticated and advanced airborne platforms. Kilgore's automated facilities produce pressed, extruded and cast IR decoy flares at a rate that far out-strips any other manufacturer. This capability, coupled with Kilgore’s strict compliance to ISO9001:2000 requirements and lean / six sigma techniques, further bolstered with the highest levels of personnel and equipment safety, assures the customer of unprecedented quality and on-time delivery.
Complimenting Kilgore’s airborne expendable IR decoy flare capabilities is its in-depth expertise in energetic products. These products span the breadth of marine location markers, ignition cartridges (such as primers used in 120mm tank ammunition), illuminating cartridges (such as the MK-4 used in aerial practice bombs), illuminating flares (such as the LUU-1/B) and a variety of grenades. Furthermore, Kilgore is the only U.S. based commercial producer of red phosphorus based defense products.
Finally, through its fully staffed Technology Department (ACT) and renowned technology center of excellence, Kilgore is able to provide unique countermeasure or energetic item designs as well as unique energetic composition solutions reflective of dynamic industry requirements. This capability provides the customer with a “cradle to grave” paper to production service at a single stop, under one roof, unlike any other in this industry.