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INDONESIA SELECTS RADAR ESM FOR TYPE 209 SUBMARINES
The Indonesian Navy has selected
Indra’s Pegaso radar electronic support
measures (RESM) system for its three
new Chang Bogo-Class Type 209/1300
submarines that are being built at South
Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine
Engineering (DSME). DSME awarded the
company a €10 million contract to supply three Pegaso systems and three Aries-S low-probability of intercept (LPI)
radars for the Indonesian subs. The ESM
and radar systems will be integrated
with the MSI-90U Mk2 combat system
from Kongsberg Defense Systems.

IN BRIEF

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❍ Rohde and Schwarz has won a
$760,000 contract from the US
government to install a software
upgrade on a high-frequency direction-finding (HFDF) network in
Colombia. The software upgrade will
allow for the simultaneous and concurrent control of integrated HFDF
stations in the country.
❍ Boeing and Elbit Systems signed
a memorandum of understanding
(MOU) to jointly offer Elbit’s DIRCM
systems on Boeing’s military fixedand rotary-wing aircraft. Boeing’s
Network & Space Systems and
Military Aircraft organizations are
working together to integrate the
DIRCM systems onto new and existing aircraft, and to provide services
and support.
❍ Lockheed Martin MST (Owego, NY)
received a $9.3 million award from
the US Navy to perform modifications on 12 P-3C maritime patrol
aircraft in service with Taiwan.
Among other upgrades, the contract
calls for the company to update the
ALR-95 ESM system to the ALR-97
standard. ITT Exelis manufactures
the ALR-95 and ALR-97 systems and
Concurrent Technologies Corp. provides a substantial portion of the
system’s emitter library.

The Pegaso system, which is fitted
to S-80 submarines in service with the
Armada Española (Spanish Navy) and
U-212A submarines in the Deutsche Marine (German Navy) and Marina Militare
(Italian Navy), began development in

2006 and incorporates broadband digital receivers. The Indonesian Navy ordered the three Type 209s from DSME
in December 2011 under a US$1 billion
contract. The subs are scheduled to be
commissioned in 2018. – J. Knowles

EW AND SIGINT HIGHLIGHT IDEX SHOW
Last month’s IDEX event in Abu Dhabi featured some of the industry’s newest
electronic warfare (EW) offerings to international customers. Here are the highlights
from IDEX 2013 and its related naval show, NAVDEX:
• Selex ES (Edinburgh, UK) launched its Miysis directed infrared countermeasures
(DIRCM) system at the show. Named after the ancient Egyptian lion-headed god of
war, Miysis is aimed at meeting international requirements for DIRCM capability on
a wide variety of aircraft from light aircraft and helicopters to larger transport aircraft. The system uses the company’s ECLIPSE pointer/tracker and its Type 160 fiber
laser, which is directly coupled to the pointer-tracker to maximize power on target.
The system draws less than 500 W of electrical power and weighs less than 50 kg,
making it well suited to a range of aircraft types. The system is designed to be compatible with a variety of missile warners, with Cassidian’s AAR-60 MILDS offered as
a baseline. Miysis is the latest product of a long-standing (20-plus years) DIRCM collaboration between Selex and Northrop Grumman. In 2011, the companies announced
a joint agreement to produce an “ITAR free” DIRCM system and Miysis is the result.
• Chemring Countermeasures and Raytheon Missile Systems announced an agreement to integrate Raytheon’s precision-guided missiles, including Javelin, Griffin and Talon LGR, into Chemring’s new CENTURION trainable multi-barrel soft-kill
launcher system. Trials of a B-model CENTURION prototype are planned to start in
May 2013; missile launch trials will follow from 2014.
• The UAE Naval Forces’ new anti-submarine corvette Abu Dhabi, accepted from Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri in January 2013, made its public debut on the NAVDEX
waterfront. The ship is equipped with an Elettronica SEAL radar ESM [PIC 2] and
Rheinmetall’s MASS trainable decoy launcher system.
• Slovakian laser technology house Metrodat released details of a new naval laser
warning system designed to alert ships to potential laser-guided threats. The
LAWAREC seaborne laser warning detector system uses multiple sensor heads –
installed at suitable locations on the ship topside – to provide 360 degrees surveillance in azimuth and 90 degrees in elevation.
• The offshore patrol vessel L’Adroit, built by French shipbuilder DCNS and currently
being operated by the French Navy under a three-year lease arrangement, displayed
its Thales-supplied EW fit [PIC 3] at NAVDEX. L’Adroit is equipped with the Thales
Altesse Compact COMINT system, and the same company’s Vigile LW radar-band ESM.
• Thales Nederland debuted its new NS 100 E/F-band pulse-Doppler naval surveillance
radar. Building on Thales Nederland’s long pedigree in 3D multibeam radars, the NS
100 combines an electronically stabilized mechanically-rotating antenna (operating at 30 rpm) with an AESA able to generate beams simultaneously in elevation
and azimuth. This results in a significant increase in time on target, and thus improves radar detection performance against small targets, even in clutter. Full-scale
development of the NS 100 is now underway at Thales Nederland’s Hengelo plant.
An engineering demonstrator radar is planned to begin tests in 2014. – R. Scott a


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The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
Enabling Global Strike: EW Updates to the USAF’s Bomber Fleet
Technology Survey
EW 101
AOC News
2013 AOC Industry Member Guide
Index of Advertisers
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