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TERMA SET TO COMPLETE MASE INTEGRATION ON DUTCH NH90 HELICOPTERS
Terma's Modular  Aircraft Survivability Equipment (MASE) podded defensive
aids system is close to completing qualification on board Royal Netherlands Air
Force (RNLAF) NH90 helicopters. 
Terma was contracted in 2014 to integrate its MASE pod on RNLAF NH90
helicopters to address platform self-

protection requirements identified by
the company in a 2012 study. This work
had  identified  a number of  solutions 
centered around a missile warning system, Terma's Advanced Countermeasures
Dispenser System (ACMDS) and the company's ALQ-213 electronic warfare (EW)
controller. 

UK SELECTS LEONARDO FOR ICARUS TDP

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A team led by Leonardo has been
contracted by the UK Defence Science
and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) to
deliver an Active Protection System
(APS) Technology Demonstrator System
(TDP) designed to mature an integrated
active self-protection system for armored vehicles.
Known as Icarus, the TDP is to develop and demonstrate a modular, integrated protection system (MIPS)
electronic architecture (EA) for the UIK
that enables "best of breed" APS sensors
and countermeasures to be selected, integrated and deployed as  necessary to
defeat a wide range of current and future battlefield weapon threats.
Part of the TDP will see the Leonardo
team demonstrate and evaluate an operational prototype against "live fire" weapon engagements. Team members working
with Leonardo to deliver the Icarus TDP
are BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin UK,
Ultra Electronics, Frazer-Nash, Brighton University, Abstract Solutions, Roke
Manor Research and SCISYS.
Using modular open system architecture design principles, the MIPS EA
will provide a common infrastructure
that will deliver UK operational sovereignty and enable various off-the-shelf
APS sensors and countermeasures to be
selected, integrated and deployed to defeat a wide range of current and future
battlefield threats. This will enable the
provision of a weight-efficient and affordable protection system capability

that can be tailored to protect military
vehicles against threats such as rocketpropelled grenades and anti-tank guided weapons.
The new architecture is required to
be affordable, resilient and easy to use.
It is ultimately intended to form the
basis of a new MIPS defence standard,
similar in principle to that which has
been developed for the UK Generic Vehicle Architecture (GVA) standard.
Under the Icarus TDP, and in conjunction with Dstl, the Leonardo team
will establish and cultivate an industry
APS Community of Interest (CoI). A key
objective of this CoI initiative will encourage engagement across industry to
help ensure the very best APS technologies available - now and in the future -
are considered in the MIPS EA. - R. Scott

The MASE installation  adopted for
the RNLAF NH90 fleet embodies the ALQ213 EW controller  in the cockpit,  plus
two self-protection pods - fitted either
side of the fuselage on a dedicated carrier bracket - hosting the Hensoldt AN/
AAR-60  MILDS-F Missile Warning System and the ACMDS (updated with the
latest generation  Terma  digital  sequencer  switch).  The basic design of
the  pod  installation allows for  the introduction of new sensors (for example,
laser or radar warning systems) and/
or effectors (such as  Directed Infrared
Countermeasures).
As part of the RNLAF requirement, the
MASE installation has been designed to
withstand the harsh  salt-laden conditions  helicopters are exposed to when
operating  in maritime environment. In
addition,  the installation  design  has
been engineered to ensure it is practical
to handle and operate from a helicopter
deck on a frigate; for example, easy access to and installation of the pod even
in rough weather conditions.  
MASE trials on the NH90 began earlier this year. The RNLAF, Terma and the
Netherlands Aerospace Centre  plan to
complete  final ground  and flight trials
in October 2017. - R. Scott

IN BRIEF
❍ Elbit Systems UK and Lockheed Martin UK have signed a strategic teaming agreement to partner in pursuit of the UK Royal Navy's (RN's) forthcoming
Maritime Electronic Warfare Programme (MEWP). To be delivered in increments,
MEWP is intended to deliver a significantly upgraded electronic warfare capability
to the RN's frigates, destroyers and amphibious assault ships.
❍ US Foreign Military Sales (FMS) requests for the following countries received
approval from the US State Department: Bahrain for the sale of 19 F-16V aircraft,
including associated equipment and spares. The sale also includes 19 of the ALQ211 AIDEWS systems. Total estimated program cost is $2.785 billion. Canada for
the sale of 10 F/A-18E Super Hornet aircraft, including 28 ALR-67(V)3 Electronic
Warfare Countermeasures Receiving Sets and ALQ-214 Integrated Countermeasures
Systems, ALE-47 Electronic Warfare Countermeasures Systems and ALE-55 Towed
Decoys. And BAE Systems received a $49.5 million contract to upgrade legacy
radar warning receives on Korean F-16 C/D aircraft. a



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - October 2017

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
Maximizing EW Capabilities Within the Brigade Combat Team
Homing Senses: Anti-Ship Seekers Show New Diversity
The Heat is On
EW 101
Technology Survey: COMINT/DF Receivers
2018 EW/SIGINT Resource Guide
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
JED - October 2017 - intro
JED - October 2017 - cover1
JED - October 2017 - cover2
JED - October 2017 - 3
JED - October 2017 - 4
JED - October 2017 - 5
JED - October 2017 - The View From Here
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JED - October 2017 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - October 2017 - Courses Calendar
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JED - October 2017 - From the President
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JED - October 2017 - The Monitor
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