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The Journal of Electronic Defense | May 2014

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18 fully missionized NH90s, known in
Sweden as the Hkp14D, in December. Saab
Electronic Defence Systems provides the
Integrated Defensive Aids Suite (IDAS
2), which comprises an RWR, MAW-300
passive UV MWS, LWS-310 laser warner
and BOP-L series countermeasures dispenser. Saab also offers the Compact IDAS
(CIDAS), and the company has sold the
first high-end IDAS 3 suite, featuring an
RWR with a digital receiver. The same
suite can also be configured with an ESM/
ELINT capability via Saab's lightweight
Electronic Surveillance Payload (ESP).
Spain's MOD is buying NH-90 TTHs
fitted with Indra's SIMBA self-protection suite, which includes the ALR-400
RWR along with an embedded EW suite
controller, Airbus DS's AAR-60 MWS
and ALTAS-2Q laser warner and MBDA's
SAPHIR-M dispenser. This suite is also in
service on board the Spanish MOD's Tiger
HAD (Helicoptero de Apoyo y Destrucción)
attack helicopters, Cougars and Chinooks.
The SIMBA suite is also part of
Germany's CH-53GA transport modernization program, which covers 40 helicopters. Germany's CH-53GA program also
sees the addition of Airbus DS ALTAS2QB
laser warner, which identifies laser range
finders, laser target designators and laser
beamrider missiles, providing threat warn
ing to the crew. Airbus DS is also promoting the latest version of the MILDS
Mk2 MWS, which represents a 'form,
fit, function plus' upgrade of the well
known Ultra-Violet MILDS AAR-60 model.

Introducing components of the 'F' version
for fast jet platforms, the new version
offers significantly improved performance
and the capability to provide additional
functionality beyond missile warning,
e.g. Hostile Fire Indication (HFI), in addition to obsolescence cure issues.

CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE
EW suites are being considered or
included in helicopter mission packages
for several central and eastern European
countries. Poland, Hungary and the
Czech Republic are considering acquisition of new rotary-wing platforms to
replace aging Russian-made helicopters
for both national duties and international
operations. Depending on the requirements, platforms providers, such as
AgustaWestland and Airbus Helicopters,
are offering both commercially-derived
versions and military helicopters. The
Polish MOD's $2.76 billion procurement
tender for up to 70 platforms for all
three armed forces has drawn interest
from AgustaWestland's local PZL Swidnik
company, Airbus Helicopters and PZL
Mielic (partnered with Sikorsky) with
new AW149, EC725 and S70i helicopters,
respectively. Poland's MOD is expected

to award the contract, including the EW
package, later this year.
In April 2013, the Czech Republic
announced plans to acquire 16-20 new
light multi-purpose helicopters to replace
its ageing Mil Mi24/35 Hinds and PZL
W-3 Sokol Medevac helicopters, while
the Hungarian MOD has a requirement
to replace its Mil Mi-8/Mi-17 Hip with 20
multirole platforms. AgustaWestland is
chasing the Czech program with a militarized version of its twin-turbine AW139.
The AW139 is also in service with the
Italian Air Force for SAR and military
operations, and can already accommodate
an EW suite including a missile warner
and countermeasures dispenser.

MEETING EMERGING REQUIREMENTS
Today, helicopters often must operate
in dense electromagnetic environments
with advanced emitters, and the recent
peacekeeping missions with the participation of multi-national forces are further
highlighting the urgent need for timely
and more reliable threat awareness and
discrimination. To meet these needs, several companies are developing advanced
RWRs and ESM systems.
Thales is offering its Compact Airborne
Threat Surveyor (CATS) 150 ESM/RWR,
which features a digital receiver and
expanded library modes, as well as a smaller
size, weight and power (SWAP) footprint.
The CATS system is already operational on
board helicopters serving several undisclosed customers, according to Thales.

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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
JED - May 2014 - 3
JED - May 2014 - 4
JED - May 2014 - 5
JED - May 2014 - The View From Here
JED - May 2014 - 7
JED - May 2014 - Conferences Calendar
JED - May 2014 - 9
JED - May 2014 - Courses Calendar
JED - May 2014 - 11
JED - May 2014 - From the President
JED - May 2014 - 13
JED - May 2014 - 14
JED - May 2014 - The Monitor
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JED - May 2014 - 17
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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 - 27
JED - May 2014 - European Helicopter EW
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JED - May 2014 - Advanced ASE And ESM Already On Some US Helicopters
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JED - May 2014 - Ground-Based COMINT Solutions
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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 - 64
JED - May 2014 - Index of Advertisers
JED - May 2014 - JED Quick Look
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