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DLF(3) and Outfit DLF(3b) decoy systems
for the Royal Navy, and the FDS-3 derivative for export - the corner reflector provides a rapid response decoy
offering a number of attributes: launch
independent of ship speed/direction
and wind speed direction; consistent
radar reflector performance regardless of the threat direction, bearing or
azimuth; extended endurance on the
sea surface; no requirement for prior
knowledge of the threat; insensitivity
to the polarization of the missile ra-

dar (horizontal or vertical); a ship-like
RCS that varies on the sea surface in
a similar manner to a ship; multi-band
performance extending into the millimeter-wave region; and resistance to
the chaff discriminators employed by
modern RF seekers.
Whereas the earlier Replica used a
simple launcher release mechanism for
decoy canister deployment, FDS-3 introduces fixed launch tubes that eject
the decoy payload using compressed
air. Once ejected the decoy's internal

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gas system is activated by a lanyard,
the structure inflating within seconds
to support an array of corner reflectors made from radar-reflective net
producing an RCS in excess of 500,000
square meters.
The rapid response capability provided by FDS-3 has latterly been picked
up by the US Navy, with Airborne Systems last year contracted to provide its
system - designated as the Mk 59 Mod 0
Decoy Launch System - "off-the-shelf"
to meet a near-term operational need.
New Zealand has also become a customer for FDS-3 for its ANZAC Frigate Systems Upgrade.
The use of air-released corner reflectors, deployed from standard countermeasure cartridges in place of, or as an
adjunct to chaff payloads, is also being
addressed. Again, this approach offers
the ability to overcome chaff discriminators (achieved through the generation of ship-representative scintillation,
glint, horizontal/vertical polarization,
power spectral density fluctuations and
range and azimuth error signals).
A handful of naval forces have already embraced the technology. For example, the Israel Navy has introduced
Rafael's WIZARD (Wideband Zapping Anti-Radar Decoy) system, previously demonstrated to a number of NATO navies
in 2007 as part of the MCG/8 electronic
warfare trial. A WIZARD decoy round
can be configured to deploy either one
or two corner reflector payloads: following payload deployment into the air
and decoy erection, the decoys descend
slowly for a specified duration to present a realistic RF target to an incoming
radar seeker. The corner reflector continues to generate a large RCS once on
the sea surface.
Similarly, the French Navy uses the
Lacroix SEALEM (Special Advanced Lacroix ElectroMagnetic RF decoy) as part
of its SAGAIE-NG decoy suite. Introduced to service in 2004, the 150-mm
SEALEM 15-01 rocket deploys four corner reflectors; a more compact SEALEM
08-01 rocket has been developed as part
of the company's export-oriented "Sylena" small-ship decoy system.
Airborne Systems is also looking
to bring its corner reflector payload
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The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
Maneuver Warfare in the Electromagnetic Battlespace
The Race to Keep Pace: Countermeasures Against Radar-Guided Anti-Ship Missiles
CONVERGING INTERESTS - Is CEMA the Right Solution for the US Army’s EMS Mission?
Technology Survey: Anti-Jam GPS Receivers and Antennas
New Products
Book Reviews
EW 101
AOC 2014 Award Winners
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
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JED - October 2014 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - October 2014 - Courses Calendar
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JED - October 2014 - From the President
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JED - October 2014 - CONVERGING INTERESTS - Is CEMA the Right Solution for the US Army’s EMS Mission?
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JED - October 2014 - Technology Survey: Anti-Jam GPS Receivers and Antennas
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JED - October 2014 - AOC 2014 Award Winners
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