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UK TO PROCURE PULSE ANALYZER UNIT FOR MARITIME RADAR ANALYSIS

The Journal of Electronic Defense | September 2016

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The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD)
has issued a requirement for an off-theshelf radar pulse analyzer suite that can
be swapped between Royal Navy (RN)
surface ships according to mission tasking priorities.
A contract award is planned by the
end of 2016, with delivery set to follow
by the end of March 2017. Bidding is restricted to companies based within the
"Five Eyes" community, namely the UK,
Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the
United States
According to a synopsis released by
the Defence Equipment and Support
organization's Joint Electronic Surveillance team, the MOD is seeking a "deployable radar analysis suite for use on
maritime platforms with globalreach." It

adds: "The equipment shall be housed in
19-inch open-architecture racks, and will
have the potential to be cross-decked
from platform to platform to support requirements at short notice. The system
operator shall have both the ability to
analyze specific parts of the spectrum,
along with having full spectrum awareness of activity in the bands of interest."
As part of the tender assessment,
the MOD is to host a trial in November
this year during which bidders will be
expected to provide hardware so as to
evaluate performance in a replicated
target environment. The MOD will supply an omnidirectional antenna to cover
the appropriate frequencies.
The initial contract requirement covers a single system. However, the MOD

UK OPENS TRAINING FACILITY AHEAD OF SHAMAN CESM INTRODUCTION
An operator and maintainer training
facility for the UK Royal Navy's (RN's)
new Shaman communications electronic
support measures (CESM) capability has
been opened by the service's most senior
officer ahead of the system's introduction to RN frontline service.
First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval
Staff, Admiral Sir Phillip Jones, opened
the new facility, located at the Fleet Intelligence Centre at HMS Collingwood,
near Portsmouth, on 15 July.
Initial operator training is already
underway, with the Shaman capability
- based on the US Navy's AN/SSQ-130(V)
Ship's Signal Exploitation Equipment
(SSEE) Increment F - expected to be deployed on Type 45 destroyers beginning
in 2017.
The Shaman CESM program includes
SSEE Increment F fits to the six Type 45
destroyers, plus a seventh system for
shore-based training and reference. A
Foreign Military Sales contract for an

initial four AN/SSQ-130(V) SSEE Increment F systems was concluded in late
2013, with a contract for the remaining
three systems for the UK placed in late
2014.
Separately, Babcock was, in mid2014, awarded a seven-year Shaman
infrastructure and support contract by
the MOD. This covers the delivery of infrastructure upgrades to the existing
CESM shore support sites at the Fleet
Intelligence Centre and Maritime CESM
Calibration Facility, and the provision of
contractor logistic support to the Shaman system on Type 45 destroyers.
Babcock is also supplying its own Raven system into the program: this will
take tracks from the Shaman CESM and
enable their tactical use by the task
force though the Recognized Maritime
Picture. Platform design, modification and installation activities will be
separately performed by BAE Systems as
Type 45 Class Output Manager. - R. Scott

adds that "there may be options to purchase additional quantities of the selected equipment."
JED understands that the RN has
previously procured the RockwellCollins CS-3030 ELINT/ESM subsystem
to perform high-precision radar signal
measurement and analysis. While no
acquisition has been acknowledged
by the MOD or Rockwell-Collins, an
antenna resembling that associated
with the CS-3030 has routinely been
observed on deployed RN Type 23 frigates. - R. Scott

IN BRIEF
❍ The Bangladesh Army has signed
a contract with URC Systems
(Prosteˇ jov, Czech Republic) to procure an undisclosed number of the
company's Starlight 3E RCIED jammers. The systems will be installed
in tactical MRAP vehicles. The company said that the RCIED jammer
acquisition is "the first step in a
planned long-term equipment modernization and Electronic Warfare
systems integration process" for the
Bangladesh Army. Dhaka-based telecommunications firm, Radiant Corp.,
is URC's partner on the program.
❍ Russian defense firms have provided more details about the sale of
up to 50 MiG-29M fighter aircraft to
Egypt. According to Russian press
reports, the deal will include a compact variant of the MSP family of
RF jammers, as well as the OLS-UE
infrared search and track (IRST)
system and the PPK targeting pod,
which includes a thermal imager
and laser for employing EO- or laserguided munitions. Russia is scheduled to complete delivery of all 50
aircraft by the end of 2020. a



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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - September 2016

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
World Report
Nothing to See (Or Hear) Here – Concealing Tactical Communications
Technology Survey: Manpack COMINT and DF Systems
The Heat is On
EW 101
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
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JED - September 2016 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - September 2016 - Courses Calendar
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JED - September 2016 - From the President
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JED - September 2016 - Index of Advertisers
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