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its stealth design and other-than-crew
accommodation and facilities for a Task
Group command.
The most significant enhancement
to the FREMM-ER is an integrated mast
that has been defined and studied by a
DCNS-led industry group that includes
Thales. This integrated mast solution
could also form the basis of the FREDA
configuration (Frégates de Défense Aériennethe - the air defense variant of the
FREMM) for the French Navy, but no indication has been provided except that

DCNS is working with the French MOD's
Direction générale de l'armement (DGA)
and the French Navy to answer their
specific needs.
The shown integrated mast incorporates different sensors and systems populating the current two-mast FREMM
configuration, offering enhanced situational awareness thanks to the addition of a new generation multifunction
radar, based on four large planar fixed
AESA antennas. The latter is built on the
architecture and building block of the

Harsh
environments
require even
harsher tests.

Artist's concept for the integrated mast on the
FREMM-ER for the French Navy. (DCNS image)

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SR3D platform, already used for Thales
Nederland's non-rotating Sea Master 400
3D naval radar. Combined with the SETIS
combat management system, it can provide additional features, including BMD
capabilities. According to information
and images released by DCNS, the new
integrated mast incorporates Thalesprovided SF500 AESA radar, as well as
a series of sensors including Artemis
IRST, communications and EW suites,
the latter including the same family of
RESM, CESM and ECM already equipping
both the French and Italian Horizon and
FREMM vessel programs.

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Developed at the beginning of the last
decade by SIGEN consortium - formed
by Elettronica and Thales Systémes
Aéroportes - the integrated EWS (Electronic Warfare System) today equips the
two navies' Horizon and FREMM classes
and has been conceived to provide both
ship self-defence and naval force protection against multiple threats including
both terminal attacking missiles and
long-range designation radar systems,
(surface search and tracking radars in
support of anti-surface engagements)
in both "blue" and "littoral" waters. To
cope with these challenging requirements, SIGEN EWS has been designed
to provide very long range detection
thanks to ultra-high sensitivity, high
power jamming using solid state modules, and integrated automatic reaction,
fully programmable and fully integrated
with the combat system. It combines
RESM and RECM subsystems controlled
by an EW management unit (EWMU) and
is also interfaced with an optional CESM
subsystem (installed on-board French
Horizon destroyers and both nations'
FREMMs) and decoy launchers.
Utilized during Operation Unified
Protector off the coast of Libya, the


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - February 2014

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
World Report
Antennas: Shaping the Future of RF Applications
DARPA – No Surprise is the Prize
EW 101
AOC News
Views from the AOC 50th Annual International Symposium and Convention
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
JED - February 2014 - Cover1
JED - February 2014 - Cover2
JED - February 2014 - 3
JED - February 2014 - 4
JED - February 2014 - 5
JED - February 2014 - The View From Here
JED - February 2014 - 7
JED - February 2014 - Conferences Calendar
JED - February 2014 - 9
JED - February 2014 - Courses Calendar
JED - February 2014 - 11
JED - February 2014 - From the President
JED - February 2014 - 13
JED - February 2014 - 14
JED - February 2014 - The Monitor
JED - February 2014 - 16
JED - February 2014 - 17
JED - February 2014 - 18
JED - February 2014 - 19
JED - February 2014 - World Report
JED - February 2014 - 21
JED - February 2014 - Antennas: Shaping the Future of RF Applications
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JED - February 2014 - 24
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JED - February 2014 - 27
JED - February 2014 - DARPA – No Surprise is the Prize
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JED - February 2014 - 33
JED - February 2014 - EW 101
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JED - February 2014 - 36
JED - February 2014 - AOC News
JED - February 2014 - Views from the AOC 50th Annual International Symposium and Convention
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JED - February 2014 - 40
JED - February 2014 - Index of Advertisers
JED - February 2014 - JED Quick Look
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