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BRAZIL SELECTS EW FOR NAVY HELO UPGRADE
Finmeccanica company Selex ES has been contracted by
AgustaWestland to supply a new EW and DAS suite for eight
Brazilian Navy Lynx Mk 21A helicopters being upgraded by sister Finmeccanica business AgustaWestland.
The updated platform self-protection fit will comprise the
SAGE electronic support measures ESM system and a DAS controller - both supplied by Selex ES - plus a Thales countermeasure dispensing system.
SAGE will provide a wideband radar warning capability (primarily aimed at platform protection) and a narrowband fine

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angle-of-arrival and geo-location capability (to be used primarily for surveillance/intelligence collection). The associated DAS
controller will cue a countermeasures dispenser, understood to
be a Thales Vicon series countermeasures dispensing system.
According to Selex ES, the SAGE system for the Lynx Mk 21A
upgrade will be supplied with a suite of EW operational support
tools for mission data programming and replay. This will provide the Brazilian Navy with the ability to independently and
responsively update the system library to recognize emergent
radar threats. - R. Scott

DSEI BIG ON EW AND SPECTRUM DOMINANCE

EW AND THREAT NEWS FROM MAKS AND MSPO

The biennial Defence and Security Equipment International
(DSEI) tradeshow, which took place last month in London, featured
a wide array of companies and products of interest to the international EW community. Even in an event encompassing over 1,500
exhibitors, large and small, displaying the latest equipment from
nuts-and-bolts components to complete weapon systems, vehicles
and platforms, EW technology had a significant presence covering core threat warning and countermeasure systems through RF
surveillance and situational awareness tools, to latest-generation
directed-energy weapon systems.
Clearly, counter-IED technology continues to be in widespread
demand around the world, both from military forces and personal
security organizations. IED detection and defeat technology was
prevalent throughout the show floor, including Chemring Sensors &
Solutions/NIITEK (Dulles, VA) ground-penetrating radar systems, Allen Vanguard's (Ottawa, Canada) broad range of systems for defeating
Radio Controlled IEDs (RCIEDs); Kirintec Limited's (Herefordshire, UK)
"REBUS" counter-IED RF inhibitor and jammer; and HUBER+SUHNER's
(Pfäffikon, Switzerland) RF jamming system for counter-IED protection of VIP vehicles.
Another well-represented technology area was very-wideband COMINT and DF surveillance receivers. Among these was Rohde & Schwarz's
(Munich, Germany) new "DDF5GTS" high-speed, multi-channel scanning direction finder for complex signal scenarios. DRS Technologies
(Arlington, VA) featured a number of new developments in their line of
compact, signal- intercept receivers, including the "SI8746" "Harrier"
4-channel, HF staring and digitizing tuner. CRFS Ltd. (Cambridge, UK)
introduced its next-generation, COTS-based "RFeye Nodes" distributed
spectrum monitoring system. WinRadio (Melbourne, Australia) displayed it line of VHF/UHF interferometer DF systems and ultra-wideband software-defined radio receivers.
Not surprisingly, counter-UAV technology was also in sharp focus at
the show with companies vying to meet the growing demand from law
enforcement and security services to defeat commercial mini-drones.
(See cover story on page 26 of this month's JED.) - J. Haystead

The recent resurgence of Russia's electronic warfare
(EW) industry was on in late August, as the organizers of the Moscow Aerospace Salon (MAKS) arranged a
unique thematic display of current EW products. Now
under the umbrella of Radio-Electronic Technologies
Concern (KRET), the outdoor exhibition included the
Mi-8MTPR-1 helicopter equipped with the DRFM-based
Rychag-AV jamming system designed to protect friendly aircraft formations from eight surface (50-200 kilometer) or air (300 km) threats simultaneously. Also
on display was the Moskva-1 vehicle-based EW-system,
which is designed to jam airborne radars in a 400 km
radius. Another display showed the 1RL257 KrasukhaS4 vehicle based standalone jammer, which is also designed to counter airborne radar, UAVs, cruise missiles
and radar imaging satellites. The 1RL252 Rtuty-BM
tracked vehicle houses a multi-function jammer designed to cover diverse threats from proximity fuses in
artillery rounds to E-2D Hawkeye radars.
United Missiles Corporation (KTRV) showed the Kh58UShKE(TP), an upgraded version of its folding wing
Anti Radar Missile (ARM) designed to fit inside Sukhoi's fifth-generation T-50 fighter's internal weapons
bay. In addition to its multi-band passive RF seeker and
GPS-Glonass/INS based navigation system, the missile
adds two conformal imaging infrared sensors to counter radar shut-down tactics.
The wide-ranging service proliferation of the Vityebsk (export version named Prezident) self-protection
system, together with missile warners and directed
infra-red countermeasures (DIRCM) were confirmed on
Ka-52, Mi-26T2 and new production Mi-8 (Mi-17) helicopters. Also, the upcoming second phase of the Vityebsk
program was apparent on Mi-28N and Mi-35M helicopters
with a miniaturized DIRCM turret. - G. Zord a



JED - October 2015

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - October 2015

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
World Report
Going Small: Jamming the Mini-Drones
EW Simulation and Testing: Keeping Up With the Threat
Technology Survey: EW and SIGINT Antennas
EW 101
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
JED - October 2015 - cover1
JED - October 2015 - cover2
JED - October 2015 - 3
JED - October 2015 - 4
JED - October 2015 - 5
JED - October 2015 - The View From Here
JED - October 2015 - 7
JED - October 2015 - Conferences Calendar
JED - October 2015 - 9
JED - October 2015 - Courses Calendar
JED - October 2015 - 11
JED - October 2015 - From the President
JED - October 2015 - 13
JED - October 2015 - 14
JED - October 2015 - The Monitor
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JED - October 2015 - 17
JED - October 2015 - 18
JED - October 2015 - 19
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JED - October 2015 - World Report
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JED - October 2015 - 24
JED - October 2015 - 25
JED - October 2015 - Going Small: Jamming the Mini-Drones
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JED - October 2015 - 30
JED - October 2015 - EW Simulation and Testing: Keeping Up With the Threat
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JED - October 2015 - 34
JED - October 2015 - Technology Survey: EW and SIGINT Antennas
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JED - October 2015 - EW 101
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JED - October 2015 - Index of Advertisers
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