PdL Support Systems

Pyrotechnics range from flares to signals to simulators, providing important capabilities to the Soldier, such as communication, illumination and protection against advanced air-to-air and surface-to-air weapon systems. Two new infrared countermeasure flares enhance aircraft survivability against the most sophisticated infrared guided missiles while other pyrotechnic devices supplement or replace normal communication means, mark locations, chart enemy courses and provide illumination for search and rescue missions.

Signals are used for communication or illuminating a small area and can reach heights of up to 250 meters. Simulators are used in training to replicate realistic combat environments.