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TransTechnology Gets Air Force, Navy Pacts Worth $14.4 Million

December 29, 1987

TransTechnology in Sherman Oaks says its aerospace and defense group has received contracts totaling $14.4 million.

The contracts include a $4.2-million Air Force award for a device that simulates an infrared flare used by pilots in training.

The company also won a $2.8-million Navy contract for "chaff"--clouds of metalized glass fibers that act as defensive decoys used by aircraft or ships trying to avoid radar detection. Chaff is designed to draw radar-tracked weapons fire away from its intended targets.

TransTechnology also won a $5.2-million contract from an unidentified West German company to build hoists for rockets.

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