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based guided weapons that use electrooptical or laser guidance. So was born Omni-Trap, a standard 81-mm caliber spin-stabilized decoy containing a mix of payloads in the RF (8-18 GHz), IR (2-14µm), laser (1.06m Nd:YAG, 10.6µm CO2), electro-optical (0.4-1.1µm) and ultraviolet (solar blind 0.3-0.4µm) portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Alongside Omni-Trap, the other principal components of the MASS system are a computer control unit hosting engagement algorithms, and between one and six 32-round launchers (each hosting eight four-round magazines). Fully trainable in two axes, and stabilized to handle a ship's pitch and roll, the launcher assembly is fabricated from lightweight carbon fiber materials, and shaped to reduce RCS. Each launcher has Communications Band Receiver Range Extension Products its own dedicated control unit. ●Adaptable Multi-Couplers In the years since its launch, MASS ●Programmable Notch Filters has established itself as a market lead-Selectively attenuate interfering er; as of mid- 2016, Rheinmetall had signals chalked up sales of 213 launchers to 13 We also design & manufacture an -High power versions available extensive line of switch matrices customers, equipping approximately 30 ●Co-Located Cancellers & RF signal routers! different ship types. -Referenced & referenceless Responding to emergent customer versions needs, Rheinmetall has gone on to de28 -Attenuate co-located transmitters ●Non-Reflective Limiters velop extended versions. For example, -These receiver protectors do not the MASS_DUERAS variant integrates reradiate the limited signal up to four launch tubes for 82-mm DUERAS RF distraction chaff rockets atop the launcher assembly. This configuration was originally engineered to satisfy Canadian requirements, which stipulated a distraction-mode chaff capability. New 677599_ARSProducts.indd 1 2015-08-31 8:06 AMZealand has subsequently selected this same MASS_DUERAS variant as part of the ANZAC Frigate System Upgrade program. Rheinmetall is now introducing additional countermeasures payloads to further extend the functionality - and market appeal - of the MASS system. One example is the integration of the DCNS CANTO acoustic decoy, which confers MASS with an additional anti-torpedo role. As regards ASMD, Rheinmetall has teamed with UK Company, Airborne Systems, to develop and qualify a new Offboard Corner Reflector (OCR) countermeasure, designated ADS 103, which is designed to provide a more realistic "ship-like" RF spectral response. The OCR - deployed at range from a rocket fired from a twin-barrel set inlauncher configurations on board a new genre of small and "stealthy" surface combatants (OPVs, corvettes, minesweepers, etc.), as well as allowing installation of increased numbers of launchers on frigate/destroyer-sized ships. A prototype launcher ran successful at-sea trials with the German Navy in December 1995. Pitched against representative threat seekers, almost 200 Dual-Trap RF/IR decoys were fired in a variety of scenarios under different weather, range and aspect conditions. Further feasibility work was conducted in 1996-97, including new tests against a different set of threat seekers. With the MASS concept successfully demonstrated, development proper commenced in 1998, culminating in 2003 with full military qualification. The production-standard MASS built upon the prototype system components proven in testing. However, the opportunity was taken to go beyond the original Dual-Trap concept and create a single multi-spectral, programmablefuze ammunition that could counter both anti-ship missile seekers and land- The Journal of Electronic Defense | October 2016 ARS Products 813511_Boger.indd 1 5/25/16 11:17 AM http://www.arsproducts.com http://www.boger-electronics.de

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

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
World Report
Bait in the Trap: Trainable Soft-Kill Systems Proliferate for ASMD
2017 EW/SIGINT Resource Guide
SIGINT History
EW 101
AOC News
Index to Advertisers
JED Quick Look
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JED - October 2016 - The View From Here
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JED - October 2016 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - October 2016 - Courses Calendar
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JED - October 2016 - From the President
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JED - October 2016 - The Monitor
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JED - October 2016 - Bait in the Trap: Trainable Soft-Kill Systems Proliferate for ASMD
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