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GERMAN AIR FORCE'S TORNADO FLEET WILL BE EQUIPPED
WITH NEW IRCM PODS
Saab's Electronic Defense Systems
business (Järfälla, Sweden) has a new
customer for its family of BOZ-EC selfprotection pod, which provides for integrated missile warning and "cocktail"
flare dispensing to counter advanced
IR-guided threats. The Swedish company has been awarded three contracts
worth approximately 100 million SEK
(US$15.8 million) to provide self-protection equipment and integrate it onto the
German Air Force's fleet of attack IDS
and EW ECR versions of Panavia Tornado
combat aircraft.

According to the company, these contracts entail certification and limited
production of the BOZ-101 EC podded selfprotection system, including the MAW300 missile approach warning system,
being the first buy within German Armed
Forces, as well as development and qualification of a new cockpit control unit for
the pod. Development and production will
take place mainly the company's facilities
in Järfälla and in Centurion, South Africa.
A version of the pod, called BOZ-102 EC,
has been in operational use with the Italian Air Force since 2008. - L. Peruzzi

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The Journal of Electronic Defense | April 2014

IN BRIEF

❍ Israel's Ministry of Defense announced that it has completed development and
testing of Elbit's SkyShield directed infrared countermeasures (DIRCM) system
for commercial aircraft. SkyShield comprises missile warning sensors integrated
with a laser-based DIRCM system. Israel's transport ministry funded development
of the system, which will be installed on Israel's commercial airliners to protect against MANPADS. Elbit has shown a variant of the system, also known as
C-MUSIC, in a pod configuration.
❍ Exelis received a $75 million contract to manufacture 21 ALQ-211(V)9 Advanced
Integrated Electronic Warfare System (AIDEWS) pods for Turkish Air Force F-16D
Block 50 aircraft. Turkey had already procured 36 internally configured AIDEWS,
known as ALQ-211(V)4), for an earlier batch of Block 50s that were delivered in
2011-2012. The AIDEWS pods offer greater flexibility to the Turkish Air Force,
allowing the jammers to be moved between aircraft. In addition, all AIDEWS LRUs
can be swapped between the pods and internal systems. In a related effort, Exelis
will provide engineering services to integrate the AIDEWS pods with ALE-50M
countermeasures dispensers on the new Turkish F-16s.
❍ Lockheed Martin has received a $6.9 million contract to develop, deliver and
install 20 Advanced Countermeasure Electronics System-System Integrity (ACES
SI) retrofit kits, modify 24 radar warning receivers and procure three electronic
warfare memory loader verifiers for Egyptian Air Force F-16C/D (16 C's and 4 D's)
Block 52 aircraft. In 2010, the Egyptian Air Force selected Raytheon to provide 28
ACES for the 24 F-16 C/D Block 52 aircraft it had ordered in 2009.
❍ Norway moved a step closer to commissioning a new surveillance ship. Last
month, the hull, which was built in Romania, was towed to the Vard Langsten
yard in Tomrefjorden, Norway, where it will be fitted out, including installation of
SIGINT and acoustic sensors. The new vessel will replace the Marjata surveillance
ship, which entered service in 1995.

SELEX COMMS JAMMER IN SERVICE
WITH A MIDDLE EAST NATION
Selex ES's communications denial
sub-system (CoDeSS), which was unveilled in December 2012, has already
found an application, having been accepted into service by a major Middle
East customer, according to parent
company Finmeccanica. Designed for
stand-alone operation or integration
into larger electronic warfare systems,
CoDeSS is an electronic attack (EA) system, addressing targets of interest within the HF to UHF communication bands.
Capable of being installed into a
standard vehicle shelter, CoDeSS comprises MF, HF, VHF and UHF receivers,
waveform generators/exciters, power
amplifiers, transmit/receive antennas and up to three operator workstations for overall control, management
and monitoring. Integrated into 19-in.
equipment racks for fixed shelter or
wheeled, shock-protected mobile applications, CoDeSS can simultaneously
jam up to 32 conventional or frequency agile threats across the 20-MHz to
3-GHz bands.
CoDeSS uses spot jamming, barrage
jamming and sweep jamming together
with other tactics tailored to threat
type. CoDeSS can deliver this capability whilst ensuring friendly force communications are not adversely affected,
thanks to the use of advanced digital
technologies supported by sophisticated
software/firmware applications. Each
sub-band has its own power amplifier
and receiver, ensuring that an individual module failure does not affect the
ability to attack other frequency bands.
CoDeSS has a modular design, easing
maintenance and facilitating future upgrades. Open architectures, commercial
products and protocols are used where
possible to assist any technology refresh. - L. Peruzzi a



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

The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
Interview: Rich Sorelle
The Electromagnetic Battle Management (EMBM) Challenge
Technology Survey: Radar Jammers
Show Preview: EW Europe 2014
The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
EW 101
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
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JED - April 2014 - The View From Here
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JED - April 2014 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - April 2014 - Courses Calendar
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JED - April 2014 - From the President
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JED - April 2014 - The Monitor
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JED - April 2014 - Washington Report
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JED - April 2014 - World Report
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JED - April 2014 - Interview: Rich Sorelle
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JED - April 2014 - The Electromagnetic Battle Management (EMBM) Challenge
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