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lia on the development of a passive RF
sensor for the air-launched Joint Strike
Missile, which could also come into NSM
in due course.
Aside from the OTH-WS opportunity
with NSM, Raytheon is also looking at a
multi-mode seeker for the navy's Maritime Strike Tomahawk (MST) program.
Intended as an upgrade for existing Tomahawk Block IV cruise missiles, the USN
plans that the MST package will introduce an anti-ship seeker to enter service
in Fiscal Year 2022 to confer the missile a

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robust capability to hit maritime moving
targets with a high level of confidence.
Raytheon is currently performing
analyses and trade studies on behalf of
NAVAIR to explore integration of mature
seeker technologies into the Tomahawk
Block IV all-up-round. The expectation
is that the sensor suite will be some
combination of passive and active sensors; Raytheon has previously conducted captive flight testing of candidate
active and passive RF seekers developed
under its own funds.

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Microwave components that enable
solutions at the block diagram level
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SEA VENOM/ANL
Being developed by MBDA to meet
the next-generation surface attack
needs of the UK and France, the helicopter-launched Sea Venom/Anti-Navire Léger (ANL) has been conceived
to attack targets up to corvette/light
frigate size at ranges in the order of
20 km. Due to enter Royal Navy service in 2020, Sea Venom/ANL will
replace the anti-ship "hard kill" capability previously provided by the Sea
Skua missile.
As with Sea Skua, the Sea Venom/
ANL missile will fly out to its target
at high subsonic speed. However, the
key differentiator is the is the missile
guidance and homing system. While
Sea Skua used semi-active radar homing, with the missile locked on before
launch, Sea Venom/ANL embodies an
uncooled band 3 IIR seeker that will,
in conjunction with a two-way weapon
datalink, allow the infrared target image to be relayed back to the launch
platform
for
operator-in-the-loop
(OITL) control once the seeker has
activated.
The option remains to launch the
missile in "fire and forget" mode. However, OITL will offer the aircrew a very
high level of target discrimination, the
ability to re-target in flight, select the
aimpoint on the vessel and, if necessary,
abort the mission.
Furthermore, the target set is expanded. The IIR seeker and precision
guidance capability embodied in Sea
Venom/ANL confers a coastal suppression capability against installations
such as radar sites or coastal missile
batteries. It also provides a means to
target ships alongside in harbor.
In developing Sea Venom/ANL, MBDA
has provisioned the missile to receive an
additional semi-active laser (SAL) channel. SAL guidance, if enabled, would
allow for the engagement of targets
outside the line of sight in concert with
third-party laser designation.
The LRASM, NSM and Sea Venom represent a long-overdue improvement in
anti-ship missiles that reflect the reality of operating in contested electromagnetic environments. They are the first
examples of what will likely be a larger
trend among naval forces. a

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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
JED - October 2017 - 7
JED - October 2017 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - October 2017 - Courses Calendar
JED - October 2017 - 11
JED - October 2017 - From the President
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JED - October 2017 - Maximizing EW Capabilities Within the Brigade Combat Team
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