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The Royal New Zealand Navy's (RNZN's) two ANZAC frigates are to receive new electronic support measures
(ESM) equipment and anti-ship missile
decoys as part of a Frigate Systems
Upgrade (FSU) to be led by Lockheed
Martin Canada.
Built to the MEKO 200ANZ design,
the two frigates - HMNZS Te Kaha and
HMNZS Te Mana - entered service with
the RNZN in 1997 and 1999 respectively.
In November 2012, the New Zealand government approved the upgrade of the
self-defense and sensor capabilities of
the ships to sustain capability through
to end-of-life in the 2030s.
Lockheed Martin Canada was in early
August 2013 downselected by the New
Zealand Ministry of Defence as preferred
tenderer for the FSU integrator role. Its
technical solution is in large part based
on that already being implemented by
the company for Canada's Halifax Class
Modernization (HCM) program
As part of the FSU scope, Te Kaha
and Te Mana will both receive the Elisra
NS9003A-V2NZ ESM (replacing the legacy Thales Centaur ESM system) and the
Rheinmetall MASS_DUERAS soft-kill
countermeasures system (replacing the
Mk 36 Decoy Launching System). Both

equipments are also common to the
HCM upgrade; the MASS_DUERAS system, incorporating adjunct 82-mm DUERAS chaff rocket launchers alongside
standard MASS Omni-Trap ammunition,
was originally developed to satisfy Canadian requirements for an RF distraction capability.
The FSU also includes the introduction of Saab's Naval Laser Warning System (NLWS). The NLWS uses multiple
sensor heads and a laser warner controller to provide the command team with
the threat bearing, laser classification
and identification information required
for timely and effective countermeasures deployment.
Other elements of the FSU include
the Thales SMART-S Mk 2 E/F-band 3D
surveillance radar, a Telephonics IFF
suite (the AN/APX-505(V) interrogator
and AN/APX-119 transponder), an IBM
Data Link Processing System (providing
tactical data exchange via Link 11 and
Link 16, with an option to expand to
Link 22), the Kelvin Hughes SharpEye
surface search/navigation radar, and
SAGEM's Vampir NG infrared search and
track system.
Also part of the FSU are a new Lockheed Martin Canada combat manage-

SAAB TO DELIVER EW TRAINING SERVICES FOR SWEDISH ARMED FORCES
Saab has been awarded a SEK300
million (US$45.2 million) contract by
the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to provide aerial target
services to the Swedish armed forces
through to 2020.
Under the terms of the service
agreement with FMV, Saab will continue to deliver aerial target services with aircraft role-equipped for
the various exercise tasks - chiefly
electronic warfare (EW) training and
target towing - required by the Swedish armed forces. Operations bring a
comprehensive undertaking with Saab

chiefly providing EW and target-towing flight operations. Also included
within the framework of the agreement is maintenance and modification
of aircraft and equipment.
Saab has conducted aerial target
operations from Nyköping since 1986.
The company's Special Flight Operations
fleet incorporates Learjet, Mitsubishi
MU-2, C-130 and Beech 200 aircraft, all
of which can be flown according to both
civilian and military regulations. Target
types include visual, radar, laser and infrared, including miss distance scoring
capability. - R. Scott

ment system, and a local area air defense
system based on the MBDA Sea Ceptor/
Common Anti-air Modular Missile.
Current plans call for the first ANZAC
ship to enter refit in late 2016, with the
second to follow in mid- to late-2017.
The program is due for completion in
August 2018. - R. Scott

HIGHLIGHTS FROM EW EUROPE
AOC's EW Europe, held May 13-15 in
Edinburgh, UK, brought together more
than 500 attendees for three days of
wide-ranging discussion highlighting
key electronic warfare issues from an
international perspective. The May 13
Intelligence Workshop focused on the
growing resurgence of communications
intelligence (COMINT) issues, while the
May 14-15 Conference included multiple
tracks detailing ongoing work in NATO
and the UK.
In his briefing, "UK 2013 Electromagnetic Environment Review," Cdr
Andy Rolph RN, Joint Forces Command
C4ISR, SO1, SIGINT, UK, took the audience through the UK's recent EW audit
and the challenges faced in updating
policy to create the electromagnetic
environment (EME) as a joint domain
in its own right and to develop defense
policy around it. Among the identified
issues, Rolph noted that people - attracting and retaining necessary skills
and capabilities - are one of the biggest
gaps faced. The audit also identified
other challenges, including the lack of
an overall EW champion, lack of joint
oversight of wider issues, that equipment is often service specific and not
maintained and the fact that EW effects
aren't really considered as a whole. As
a result of this work, Rolph noted that
a new EW policy for the UK is set to be
issued this summer.
The next EW Europe has been announced for Stockholm, Sweden, in May
2015. - E. Richardson a



JED - July 2014

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - July 2014

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
The Art of Fusion – Ew and Radar for Fighter Aircraft
EPAWSS: F-15 Ew Upgrade Ready to Launch
Technology Survey: Airborne Ir Decoys and Dispensers
EW 101
New Products
AOC Election Guide
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
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JED - July 2014 - The View From Here
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JED - July 2014 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - July 2014 - Courses Calendar
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JED - July 2014 - From the President
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