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continuously detects and characterizes
all signals found, recording parameters
in a real-time database and allowing for
isolation of true signals of interest from
a crowded signal background.
L-3 Linkabit (San Diego, CA) is the
maker of the AN/MLQ-40(V)3 and AN/
MLQ-40(V)4 Spiral 1+ "Prophet," multisensor SIGINT system used by the US
Army. The mobile signal intercept and
DF system covers the 20-2,000 MHz range
and is installed on a modified M1097
high mobility, multipurpose wheeled
vehicle (HMMWV). It can be operated as
either a stationary, on-the-move or in a
dismounted man-portable mode as the
PRD-13(V)2/(V)3 system. The "EW shell"
of the HMMWV is ruggedized and fully
EMI shielded/grounded with a storage
compartment for the PRD-13(V)3. The
vehicle also houses Operator, Linguist
and Navigator/Commander workstations.
The linguist station contains the MD405A Receiver/Processor and Processor
System Interface Unit (PSIU), which is
the core component of the man-portable
system, with three receivers (one DF and
two monitors). In networked operations,

communication is provided by the Single
Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS).
The US Army is fielding an "enhanced" version of the Prophet system organic to brigade-level units. The
Prophet Enhanced (PE) system provides
upgraded capabilities and integrates the
system on an XM1229 Medium Mine Protected Vehicle for increased crew protection. The Prophet Enhanced - RCON
system is a "vehicle-agnostic"/modular
version of the system. General Dynamics C4 Systems (Scottsdale, AZ) is the
system integrator, with L-3 Linkabit as
team member.

ISRAEL
Israel's Elta Systems (Ashdod) products include the ELK-7073 COMINT
package, which can perform tactical,
operational and strategic-level COMINT
across the 30 MHz-18 GHz range. This
allows it to perform surveillance and DF
for a range of communications systems
operating in the high UHF ranges, including L-band, S-band, C-band, X-band
and Ku-band, which encompass sev-

eral military satellite communications
(SATCOM) systems. The company's official literature adds that it is possible
to increase this coverage up to 40 GHz
to encompass K-band and Ka-band SATCOM. As well as performing detection,
analysis, classification and monitoring
of signals, the ELK-7073 can also record
signals for later examination. Operating functions include a general search
mode to detect emitter and user channels, a mode to perform the verification of known signals, and the ability
to search for known target signals. An
Elta COMINT expert says that the product is available in vehicle-mounted and
fixed configurations.
One trend that the company is observing is a desire for tactical COMINT
systems that can be used by non-specialist troops to provide them with an
overview of the communications activity occurring in their immediate locale:
"These types of systems are used for
targeting and communications DF for
opposing forces at very short range, perhaps covering a few miles to include a
village or a very small area," says the

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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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