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Elettronica is touting its new-generation, lightweight ELT/160 as compliant
with today's more stringent operational
requirements. It offers very accurate
emission-parameters measurement, full
digital processing of intercepted signals
and provision for an EW controller that,
besides coordinating multi-threat sensors
and actuators, can link into a networked
common situation awareness picture.
Already selected for front-line fixedwing application, Selex ES's SEER digital
RWR features a small footprint, along with
low-weight and power characteristics that
make it suitable for a range of helicopter
acquisition or upgrade programs, as well
as unmanned aerial vehicles. It provides
the user with long detection ranges,
instantaneous emitter ID and accurate
threat classification. SEER is offered in
E- to J-Band configuration with the ability to upgrade to C/D-K Band capability.

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Helicopters typically feature EW systems in an internally mounted configuration. However, as the cost and complexity
of EW technology has increased, some
companies have met customer needs with
pod-mounted EW systems. Pods offer several advantages. They enable a customer
to buy fewer EW systems and rotate them
among the fleet as needed. They also
reduce the Group A costs associated
with modifying an existing helicopter

(cutting holes, installing avionics racks
and running new wiring) as part of an
upgrade program.
Denmark's Terma A/S and Switzerland's
RUAG Aerospace (teamed with Saab) are
two companies offering pod-mounted
EW solutions. In late 2013, Terma and
the Danish Defence Acquisition and
Logistics Organization (DALO) successfully conducted flight tests to certify
the Electronic Warfare (EW) equipment
fielded on the Royal Danish Air Force
(RDAF) EH101 tactical troop transport (TTT) helicopters. Contracted in
September 2012, the final delivery of the
EW equipment takes place later this year.
The integrated EW suite includes Terma's
ALQ-213 Electronic Warfare Management
System (EWMS), tactical threat display,
tactical data unit, and two pods for each
helicopter. The pods feature Terma's
Advanced Countermeasures Dispenser
System (ACMDS) and third-party missile
warning systems and is based on the company's proven MASE (Modular Aircraft
Survivability Equipment) pod solution.
The MASE modularity has enabled tailored applications for other helicopter
platforms and different missile warning systems (Northrop Grumman's AAR54 and Airbus DS AAR-60) applications
including AH-64, Mi-17, Mi-24 and AS 550
Fennec. For larger transport helicopters,
such as the CH-47 Chinook, the company
has developed its CHASE EW solution.

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Switzerland's RUAG Aerospace, together
with Saab, is offering the Integrated SelfProtection System (ISSYS) for internal and
podded (plug-in device) installation on
different helicopter platforms. Being provided with Saab CIDAS EW equipment,
including the RWR-300 radar warner, the
LWS-310 laser warner, the MAW-300 missile warner and the BOP-L series countermeasures dispenser, the ISSYS consists of
two external pods, which can be installed
within 30 minutes by just two people.
Based on the EASA certification to install
the system on civil and special mission
helicopters, RUAG has signed an agreement
with Rotorcraft Services Group to provide
integration and qualification services for
civil operators that works in combat or
peace-keeping environments.

NAVAL HELICOPTERS
A number of European countries are
involved in the replacement or upgrade
of their naval helicopter fleets. The UK is
looking to a new AEW platform to replace
the Sea King MK 7 AEW with a more sophisticated ESM suite. The new NH-90 NATO
Frigate Helicopter (NFH) operators, including France, Italy, Belgium, The Nederlands
and in the future Spain, are employing or
will employ Elettronica's DETE-90 ESM, a
member of the company's ALR-733 modular-design family. Capable of operating
in dense signal environments without
performance degradation and detecting
emitters with low-probability-of-intercept
(LPI) characteristics, the DETE-90 ESM provides RWR capability, ESM surveillance,
computer-aided ELINT-type analysis under
operator control, wideband coverage and
ELINT-type analysis/ESM surveillance
simultaneous operations without mutual
interference. Being upgraded or provided
with digital receiver enhancements and
network centric operations (NCO) functions, the system can operate as an EW
controller, providing multisensory threat
data fusion and countermeasures coordination. Already employed on the NFH,
as well as the naval version of the AW101
and on Embraer 145 fixed-wing aircraft,
the ALR-733 family is being proposed for
the German naval aviation requirement to
equip the NFH under acquisition plans, as
well as other European current or emerging
tenders, and worldwide opportunities such
as in Qatar and India.


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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
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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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