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Band DF system. Like the TDF-1200, it is
designed to operate in very dense electromagnetic environments. It can also
detect and monitor fixed-frequency,
frequency-hopping and burst transmissions. Alongside the company's integrated ground COMINT products, it also
provides a number of associated receivers and antennas.
An Elbit spokesperson says that the
firm has its MPDF-100 Manpack COMINT
system in production and adds that
"we are in the last stages of develop-

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ment of the next generation MPDF-200
COMINT Manpack system, which will
have a comparatively wider instantaneous bandwidth, better search and
scan rates and will be capable of handling Low Probability of Intercept (LPI)
signals more effectively." Production of
the MPDF-200 will commence at the end
of 2014.

SOUTH AFRICA
South Africa's GEW Technologies
(Pretoria), (formerly Grintek Ewation),
The Journal of Electronic Defense | May 2014

Elta official. "These systems can work
singularly or be networked to provide
wide-area coverage and precise geolocation of communications emitters, and
can be networked across the soldiers'
tactical radios."
Another trend being observed by
the firm is the teaming of its ground
COMINT products with electro-optical
(EO) systems and radars. The concept
of operations for such an ensemble calls
for the COMINT system to perform the
detection and DF of a hostile emitter,
and then cue an EO sensor or radar to
provide a visual location.
Looking toward the future, the firm
expects that the increasing proliferation
of Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs)
will trigger a corresponding proliferation of ground COMINT. It goes without
saying that unmanned platforms are
highly reliant on communications to enable their operation. COMINT systems,
the IAI Elta expert says, can be brought
to bear to detect the communications
used by hostile forces and to then locate
them via DF.
Like other firms, Elta expects the
physical dimensions of ground COMINT
systems to decrease still further in the
coming years to manpack size and with
a systems architecture to allow the soldier to see their local COMINT picture
without having to take any specific action, such as positioning an antenna or
manually scanning frequencies.
IAI Elta Systems is not the only Israeli firm involved in the provision of
ground COMINT systems. Elbit Systems
EW and SIGINT - Elisra (Bene Beraq),
provides a number of dedicated COMINT
products, such as the TDF-2040. This
vehicle-born system provides COMINT
in the 0.1 MHz-3 GHz range. Like other
products examined in this article, it
performs simultaneous monitoring and
DF either on-the-move or at-the-halt.
Emitter data, displayed on a three-dimensional electronic map, allows the operator to easily visualize the location of
the emitters under surveillance. Fixedfrequency, frequency-hopping and burst
communications traffic in the HF, VHF
and UHF bands can be monitored and
geo-located using the TDF-2020.
One of the latest products from Elbit is the TDF-1200 Multi-Channel Wide

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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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