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Last year, the South Korean Navy
selected the SAGE digital ESM system
from Selex ES, as well as the HIDAS-15,
for its eight new AgustaWestland AW159
Wildcat helicopters, which will support
search and rescue and ASW missions.
Available in a variety of configurations
from a basic to a more sophisticated ESM
system covering E-J bands (2-18GHz), and
growth potential in the future, extending to C/D and K bands, SAGE typically
weighs less than 20 kg. In terms of ESM
performance, it can geo-locate targets
of interest with high degree of accuracy
(less than 1° RMS). It is also network
enabled, allowing the hosting platform
to cue other on-board sensors, such as
synthetic aperture radar, or to datalink
information to other platforms. SAGE is
suitable for integration on a range of
platforms, including UAS, helicopters
and maritime patrol aircraft. It has both
single and multi-platform geo-location
RF capability, parallel wideband and
channelized receivers, delivering instantaneous detection and ELINT analysis.
SAGE has also passed numerous flight and
lab trials with a prospective customer,
the company said. In December 2013,
it flew on a Schiebel S-100 Camcopter
rotary-wing unmanned air system.

3/27/14 11:42 PM

In addition to developing new IR
and RF countermeasures for helicopters,
Europe's EW companies are developing
multi-function sensors that can facilitate merging of EW, communications
and radar systems and information in a
compact package. While in the past the
resources were directed predominantly
toward self-protection, the development
trends for today and tomorrow are in
the complete merging of EW with other
sensors (radar and EO/IR for example)
to be able to cross correlate with different sources of information and present
a fused situational awareness picture
to the aircrew. To achieve this challenging goal, European governments
and EW companies cannot fund all of
this development on their own. Europe
increasingly will rely on government-togovernment and company-to-company
partnerships that reach to the Middle
East, South America and to the AsiaPacfic region. a


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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
JED - May 2014 - cover1
JED - May 2014 - cover2
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JED - May 2014 - 4
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
JED - May 2014 - 11
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 - 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 - Index of Advertisers
JED - May 2014 - JED Quick Look
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