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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 intended to launch chaff or infrared decoys within the vicinity of naval vessels, with the purpose of foiling anti-ship missiles. Each launcher has four tubes set at a 45-degree angle, and two 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 Mk. 36 SRBOC is in use with 19 navies around the world. It is very similar to the NATO Sea Gnat system.

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