That means squat. It just means your not determined to get flares (which are still crap, wait for ECM). Heck, I don't usually have to use my ECM. Here's a quick tip anyway, play Rush, I say Kharg Island. Hop in a jet and take out the tanks, it's got 10x
damage against tanks in Rush than Conquest (something like that). Max xp: 100 + 100+ 100+ 100+ 50 = 450 points. 3 kills, a disable and a vehicle destroy.
There is no need to unlock the flares with the new patch. All flares for all aircraft, chopper and jet, were unlocked for everyone in the patch. I have 0 points in jets and the flares have been unlocked.