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MIYSIS DIRCM DEMONSTRATED IN NATO EMBOW TRIAL

The Journal of Electronic Defense | May 2014

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Selex ES has revealed the successful
demonstration of its Miysis directed infrared countermeasure (DIRCM) system
as part of NATO Trial EMBOW XIV.
Conducted March 3-28 at the Biscarrosse range facility and Cazeaux air
base in southwest France, EMBOW XIV
was the latest in the series of EMBOW
trials designed to assess NATO aircraft
survivability techniques and technologies against infrared-guided surface-toair threats.
Developed by Selex ES as a private
venture, Miysis is a compact, low mass
DIRCM installation that directly couples
the company's ECLIPSE lightweight
pointer/tracker and Type 160 fiber laser.
The system can be installed as either a
federated equipment or a podded, rolefit solution. Open architecture design
has been adopted to simplify installation and allow for integration with a

EDDYSTONE CESM SUPPORT AWARD
Babcock has been awarded a four-year
contract by the UK Ministry of Defence
(MOD) to provide in-service support for
the Eddystone communications electronic support measures (CESM) system
fitted to the Royal Navy's Trafalgar class
nuclear-powered attack submarines.
Under the contract, Babcock will provide post-design services and in-service
support for both Eddystone CESM boat
outfits and supporting shore infrastructure. This includes a range of technical
services including engineering support, integrated logistics support, obsolescence management, configuration
management, help desk and stores management. - R. Scott

range of missile warner systems; Miysis
can operate autonomously or form part
of a wider defensive aid suite.
For the purposes of EMBOW XIV,
a Miysis DIRCM unit was installed on
a Casa 212 testbed aircraft belonging to France's Direction Générale de
l'Armement. During the flight trial, the
system autonomously acquired, tracked
and jammed trial test equipment on the
ground. Initial assessment of the results

indicates that the Miysis DIRCM, using
NATO jam codes, has the capability to
jam the infrared seekers associated with
first-, second- and third-generation
man-portable air defense systems.
The Miysis DIRCM trial was assisted
by Airbus Defence and Security, the
Royal Canadian Air Force and the UK
Ministry of Defence (MOD). The MOD had
also provided support to Selex ES prior
EMBOW XIV. - R. Scott

MASS, NAV-GUARD DEMONSTRATE INTEGRATED LITTORAL SELF-PROTECTION
A joint test of Rheinmetall's MultiAmmunition Soft-Kill System (MASS)
and IAI Elta's EL/M-2222S Nav-Guard
active missile approach warner from a
German mine countermeasures vessel
has demonstrated an integrated selfprotection capability against land-based
EO-guided threats.
For the purposes of the trial, the German Navy HL 352 class vessel FGS Auerbach was equipped with Rheinmetall's
MASS Integrated Sensor Suite (MASSISS) together with Elta's Nav-Guard system. Nav-Guard uses four lightweight
active phased array radar faces to provide automatic detection and alert of
incoming threats.
To demonstrate the end-to-end effectiveness of Nav-Guard and MASS,
wire-guided MILAN anti-armour missiles were fired towards Auerbach,
stationed in Hohwachter Bay. A total
of five MILAN rounds were fired; in
each case, Nav-Guard provided timely
detection of the missile immediately
after launch, cueing the MASS-ISS system to deploy multi-spectral countermeasures so as to obscure the weapon's

line-of-sight and break the guidance
lock.
Although the trial was performed
on the Baltic coast in October 2013, details were only released in March. Rheinmetall plans to complete integration
of MASS-ISS and Nav-Guard by 2015 to
enable full-scale production. - R. Scott

RAYTHEON DEUTSCHLAND LOOKS TO
DIGITIZE ECR TORNADO RECEIVER
Raytheon Deutschland GmbH is pursuing the private venture development
of a new digital receiver as an update to
the Emitter Location System (ELS) fitted to the Electronic Combat Reconnaissance (ECR) Tornado variant operated by
the German and Italian air forces.
The company is primarily pitching
the upgrade as a "spend-to-save" measure that will realize significant operations and sustainment cost savings
over the remainder of the ECR Tornado's
lifetime. The digitized system will offer performance benefits compared to
the legacy analog receiver architecture. - R. Scott a



JED - May 2014

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

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
Interview
European Helicopter EW
Advanced ASE And ESM Already On Some US Helicopters
Ground-Based COMINT Solutions
Fighting the Kill Chain: Concepts and Methods of Electronic Attack
EW 101
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
JED - May 2014 - cover1
JED - May 2014 - cover2
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JED - May 2014 - 5
JED - May 2014 - The View From Here
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JED - May 2014 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - May 2014 - Courses Calendar
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JED - May 2014 - From the President
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JED - May 2014 - The Monitor
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JED - May 2014 - Washington Report
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JED - May 2014 - World Report
JED - May 2014 - Interview
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JED - May 2014 - European Helicopter EW
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JED - May 2014 - Fighting the Kill Chain: Concepts and Methods of Electronic Attack
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JED - May 2014 - EW 101
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JED - May 2014 - AOC News
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JED - May 2014 - Index of Advertisers
JED - May 2014 - JED Quick Look
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