These capabilities combined with EO/IR sensors can be used to support Persistent Wide Area Surveillance needs.
Mode 5 IFF has been upgraded to the latest standards across all air platforms, ships and submarines.
Air assets are protected with world leading LAIRCM and DIRCM systems (MYSIS) with improvements via the modular air platform protection system (MAPPS). Counter-UAS systems can be fitted to ships to add to organic self-defence capability.
EW Operational Support provides EW mission data that enables systems to operate to their full potential to provide sensing, attack and protection options. It also forms a key part of Intelligence Mission Data for all force elements which underpins full use of capabilities in modern units.
Upgraded launchers and decoys provide ship protection from RF missile threats whilst air assets are fitted with BRITE CLOUD to defeat RF missiles. SPEAR EW provides a vehicle which can be sent deep into adversary airspace to deliver jamming effects.
Counter-UAS systems can be used ashore and afloat to defeat the threat in this littoral environment. All units are fitted with updated Mode 5 IFF.
Open systems design and Modular Based System Engineering delivers modern capabilities across the operational sphere (command systems, radar, EW, communications and bearers) and enables spectrum sensing and protection. This underpins spectrum control/dominance which is critical to multi-domain integration and exploitation of clouds to increase the decision cycle speed to deliver information and decision advantage. Understanding such capabilities to component level enables digital twin technology to be used to open more detailed understanding that allows quicker repair and return to full operational effectiveness. This technology will assist with exploitation of ‘podularity’ technology as well as Mission Data for Information Advantage. Pull through from TEMPEST technology (Integrated Sensing and Non Kinetic Effect – ISANKE) will provide improvements across areas such as EW, EO, IRCM, communications and integrated mission systems