Mark 36 SRBOC

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Two Mark 36 Mod 7 Super Rapid Bloom Off-board Chaff (SRBOC) system launchers aboard the battleship USS Wisconsin (BB-64) during Operation Desert Storm.

The BAE Systems Mark 36 Super Rapid Blooming Offboard Chaff (abbreviated as SRBOC or "Super-arboc") is a short-range mortar that launches chaff or infrared decoys from naval vessels to foil anti-ship missiles. Each launcher has three tubes set at a 45-degree angle, and three tubes set at a 60 degree angle, providing an effective spread of decoys and countermeasures to defeat radio frequency emitting missiles. The SRBOC can also be fitted with the TORCH infrared "flare" decoy system. A typical ship's load is 20 to 35 rounds per launcher.

The SRBOC is part of the combat systems of the Oliver Hazard Perry class frigate.

As of 2010, the Mk. 36 SRBOC is used by 19 navies around the world. It is similar to the NATO Sea Gnat system.

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