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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
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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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