Senior Airman Nicholas Crissman installs squibs into chaff countermeasure sticks August 13, 2010, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.  Each individual squib must be pushed in by hand. A good crew can build a thousand countermeasure sticks in an hour. Airman Crissman is a Conventional Maintenance Crew Chief assigned to the 354th Munitions Flight. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Willard E. Grande II)

Chaff

A radar countermeasure consisting of numerous small, thin dipoles of aluminum-coated fiberglass.