Selex ES and Saab have successfully demonstrated the release of the BriteCloud EAD from a standard Gripen countermeasures dispenser.
Three flights and three releases of the BriteCloud were conducted in Sweden, Selex ES announced Wednesday.
“These trials successfully validated the in-flight mechanical compatibility of the BriteCloud EAD with the Gripen’s countermeasures system. The tests showed good clearance margins and allow further system integration work to go forward.”said Hans Einerth, Wing Commander Flying at Saab.
“The Gripen electronic warfare system is continuously updated to meet emerging threats and BriteCloud integration is an important step in this process,” Einerth added.
BriteCloud is a self-contained digital radio frequency memory (DRFM) jammer that is designed to protect fighter jets from complex threats such as RF-guided missiles and fire-control radars. After manual or automatic ejection from a standard chaff and flare dispenser, BriteCloud detects RF emissions and cross-references them against its pre-programmed threat library.
Upon finding a match, the decoy applies advanced algorithms and emits a deception signal to defeat the threat radar and incoming missile so that the aircraft is able to carry on safely and concentrate on its mission.
The trial with Gripen used a 55-mm diameter version of BriteCloud which is compatible with the standard chaff and flare dispenser size operated by Gripen and others. Saab and Selex ES hope to organise further flight trials that will prove the performance of the BriteCloud 55-mm variant against representative threats.
Selex ES and Close Air Solutions announced Monday that they have delivered Immersive Close Air Support Simulator (iCASS) system to Joint Forward Air Control Training and Standardization Unit (JFACTSU) of the UK Ministry of Defence. The contract to supply the system was awarded in November 2014
Selex ES recently demonstrated its SEER digital Radar Warning Receiver (RWR) self-protection system during the recent NATO Tactical Leadership Programme (TLP) at Los Llanos Air Base, Spain. The system was integrated onto two Czech Air Force AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE a
Selex will discontinue participation in SISTRI program after termination of the contract in November. Selex Service Management, a Finmeccanica Selex ES company informed the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Territory and Sea, of its intention to discontinue its participation in the SISTRI program
Leonardo has been contracted by the UK Ministry of Defence to support a series of trials in which the ‘BriteCloud 55 Expendable Active Decoy (EAD) will be deployed for operations with the Royal Air Force (RAF)s fleet of Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft. The first trial with Typhoon took place in April in the UK
Leonardos subsidiary, Selex ES was awarded a contract by the US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) worth up to USD 20.9 million for delivery of its Model 2100 Instrument Landing System with collocated Distance Measuring Equipment (DME)
Selex ES has signed a contract with US-based prime contractor Integrated Surveillance and Defense Inc. (ISD) to provide a SAGE 600 digital Electronic Support Measure (ESM) system for the Indonesian Air Force
Saab announced Monday that it has signed a SEK 100 million ($120,000) contract with Pilatus Aircraft to provide the mission and graphics computer, with a digital map function, for the Pilatus PC-21. The contract covers development, adaptation and delivery of an open system mission computer, plus the digital map software function, for the PC-21 advanced turboprop trainer aircraft produced by Switzerland's Pilatus Aircraft
Saab will showcase its new generation of submarine, A26, at IMDEX Asia 2015, the International Maritime Defence Exhibition and conference in Singapore, 19-21 May. The Saab will also display other products including systems and solutions for air, surface and sea
Saab has ruled out selling 24 Gripen E/F combat aircraft to Argentina, as such a deal would face an opposition from Britain, a senior company representative told reporters on 27 April. Britain provides some 30 percent of the Gripen's content, including the radar on its next-generation Gripen E/F
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