Saab supplies integrated radar ESM and laser warning systems for German navy

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, 18 Dec. 2010. Rheinmetall ordered Radar ESM and Laser Warning systems from Saab in Cape Town, South Africa has for German navy vessels. The vessels are being operationally deployed as part of UNIFIL, the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon. The Saab systems is a part of an integrated electronic warfare solution in combination with Rheinmetall's MASS (Multi Ammunition Softkill System) decoy system. The self protection system provides guarding against both radar and laser guided threats. Rheinmetall is the main contractor for the protection system.

Dec 18th, 2010
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CAPE TOWN, South Africa, 18 Dec. 2010. Rheinmetall ordered Radar ESM and laser warning systems from Saab in Cape Town, South Africa has for German navy vessels. The vessels are being operationally deployed as part of UNIFIL, the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon.

The Saab Radar ESM (electronic support measures) systems is a part of an integrated electronic warfare solution in combination with Rheinmetall's MASS (Multi Ammunition Softkill System) decoy system. The self protection system provides guarding against both radar and laser guided threats. Rheinmetall is the main contractor for the protection system.

The Radar ESM system from Saab (SME100) is a compact, high performance, tactical ESM system. It intercepts, measures, characterizes, and identifies signals. The Naval Laser Warner System (NLWS) detects and classifies laser range finders, designators, beam riders and dazzlers. The system also can identify laser sources with the aid of a threat library.

Saab is currently under contract to supply further systems for onboard installation. In addition to the supply of systems, Saab has also established an ongoing expert workgroup together with Rheinmetall and the German navy regarding the operational performance and data evaluation of the protection systems.

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