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Decoys Firing from a Merlin Helicopter

HMS Monmouth's Merlin helicopter from 829 Squadron, is pictured firing her defensive aids during a night time exercise.

 

These decoys are designed to confuse heat seeking missiles and are invaluable when operating over hostile areas.

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Photographer: LA(Phot) Stuart Hill

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Taken on December 31, 2009