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suite integrated with Thales Scorpion
2 ECM system on board Indonesian and
Moroccan navy SIGMA corvettes, while
the Venezuelan Navy integrates Vigile
100 with Thales Altesse C compact CESM
on board Navantia-provided OPVs. With
an extension to lower frequencies (C and
D bands), Vigile 200 is part of the Colombian Navy's Orion modernization program on Almirante Padilla frigates. It
is also being fitted on the Royal Omani
Navy's new Al-Ofouq lightweight OPV,
which is under construction.
VIGILE APX, the latest addition to
Vigile family, provides a scalable solution
that utilizes COTS technologies to deliver
automatic situational awareness, threat
assessment, warning and ELINT functions. Characterized by higher wideband
sensitivity, as well as higher accuracy
direction finding thanks to integrated
digital receivers, it has found application
on the modernization of M-Frigates for
The Netherland and Belgium navies.
The most powerful and capable version, Vigile 400, is characterized by an
additional digital receiver that delivers higher ELINT capabilities, including
fine-grain analysis of signals, increased
sensitivity, parametric measurement

and identification accuracy. This system is fitted on the Royal Omani Navy's
three new Khareef corvettes, as well as
its modernized Qahir corvettes.

ing on incorporating the system into
the new integrated mast that Selex ES is
developing to satisfy both national and
international requirements.

ITALY

EUROPEAN COOPERATION

Italy's Elettronica has developed a naval variant of its Virgilius system, a fully digital, network capable, modular and
integrated ES-EA system that features a
Multi-Domain DOA Estimation technique
and an installed sensitivity adequate for
the detection of LPI emitters. In order
to meet surveillance requirements, Virgilius covers the entire RF range and full
360-degree azimuth plane, achieving
instantaneous 100 percent Probability
of Intercept (POI) through a multichannel, ultra wide band digital receiver. It
uses a separate high-sensitivity wide
band multiple-channel, high-sensitivity
digital receiver to perform threat warning in dense environments, as well. The
Marina Militare (Italian Navy) has accepted the conclusions of an Elettronica
feasibility study for a naval ESM application based on Virgilius. This could make
Virgilius the standard configuration for
future Italian Navy surface and underwater applications. Elettronica is work-

In Europe, two multinational programs - the Horizon type destroyers and
FREMM multirole frigates - were provided the common (naval) integrated electronic warfare system (NIEWS) by SIGEN
consortium, which includes Thales and
Elettronica. Integrated with the ships'
combat management system, NIEWS
comprises RESM and RECM subsystems
that are controlled by an EW management unit (EWMU). It also interfaces
with an optional CESM system (on French
Horizon and both nations' FREMMs), and
decoy launchers. Combat proven during
Operation Unified Protector, it provides
the capability to intercept, analyze and,
if necessary, jam both radar and radio
transmissions. The same system (except
for the RECM) is fitted on the Royal Moroccan Navy's FREMM.

SPAIN
As the leading electronics company
in Spain, Indra has a strong heritage



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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - November 2013

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
World Report
What’s New in Naval ESM
Technology Survey: COMINT/DF Receivers
EW 101
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
JED - November 2013 - cover1
JED - November 2013 - cover2
JED - November 2013 - 3
JED - November 2013 - 4
JED - November 2013 - 5
JED - November 2013 - The View From Here
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JED - November 2013 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - November 2013 - Courses Calendar
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JED - November 2013 - From the President
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JED - November 2013 - The Monitor
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JED - November 2013 - World Report
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