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Most missiles and homing projectiles in Sirius lock on the strong energy signature of a particular vessel, and try to home in on that signature. To counteract that, countermeasure flares are employed to fool the tracking systems of such projectiles into following the wrong target. Countermeasure launchers are generally mounted at the back of a ship, and when activated they expel a small device (a flare), which activates just miliseconds after leaving the launcher and begins emitting large amounts of energy similar to that of a typical hydrogen power plant.
Virtually indistinguishable from other ships to modern tracking systems employed in tracking projectiles, the flare is generally enough to cause an incoming missile to miss its target and lose the lock, despite the short lifetime.
|Name||Range (m)||Effectiveness||Dropper Price||Flare Price|
|Sentinel CM Dropper||1000||65%||$320,000||$400|
|Silencer CM Dropper||650||75%||$318,000||$400|
|Nomad Countermeasure Dropper||1000||80%||$318,000||$400|
|Fortress CM Dropper||400||85%||$324,000||$400|
|Hvy. Countermeasure Dropper||1500||85%||$224,000||$5,000|