The ARIEL family of Fibre Optic Towed RF Decoys, variants of which have been in service with the Royal Air Force since 1990, provide an effective off-board electronic countermeasure against all modern RF guided weapons, including those employing error cancelling monopulse tracking techniques.
The BriteCloud Expendable Active Decoy (EAD) is a small active self-contained Digital RF Memory (DRFM) countermeasure for fast jet aircraft that has the capability to defeat the majority of modern and legacy Surface-to-Air and Air-to-Air threat systems. BriteCloud is designed to be dispensed from standard chaff and flare dispensers and requires minimal platform integration.
EWOS (Electronic Warfare Operational Support) is dedicated to delivering EWOS capability. Building on Airborne and Space Systems Division's many years of experience, it takes advantage of the significant operational EW and/or EWOS experience brought by our specialist staff. The team is an integral part of the overall EWOS capability that our Fixed Wing & Operational Support (FWOS) Directorate provides in this vital area of intellectual support...
HIDAS, the Helicopter Integrated Defensive Aids System, was developed for and has been proven in theatre on the UK's Apache attack helicopter. HIDAS utilises threat data from multi-spectral sensors, together with a user-defined Mission Data Set (MDS), to produce a comprehensive tactical picture of the operating environment. For the AW159 Lynx, Airborne and Space Systems Division offers the HIDAS-15 variant.
Based on the proven SEER Radar Warning Receiver and BriteCloud active decoy, the BriteEye Integrated Defensive Aids Suite provides threat awareness and platform protection against RF guided threats for fast-jet platforms.
The Praetorian Defensive Aids Sub-System (DASS) currently installed on the Eurofighter Typhoon, provides protection against air-to-air and surface-to-air threats, by monitoring and proactively responding to the operational environment. It contains Electronic Support Measures, missile warning, on-board electronic countermeasures and towed radar decoys to detect, evaluate and counter threats at maximum range.
SAGE is a digital ESM / ELINT for RF intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. Delivering a situational awareness capability, SAGE provides RF signal analysis for intelligence gathering and tactical responses. It has both single and multi-platform geo-location of RF assets, parallel wideband and channelised receivers, and delivers instantaneous detection and ELINT analysis. SAGE is suitable for a range of aircraft from tactical...
The SEER Radar Warning Receiver (RWR) utilises a digital receiver for advanced situational awareness and is essential for evading threats in a complex hostile environment. Trialled with outstanding operational results and supplemented with a complete support package, SEER can increase mission success and aircraft survivability for a range of new or upgrade programmes, including large transport and small fixed wing aircraft, rotary wing vehicles...
PIRATE (Passive InfraRed Airborne Track Equipment) is the FLIR/IRST for Eurofighter Typhoon. Developed by the Airborne and Space Systems Division-led consortium, Eurofirst, PIRATE is a complex system that operates radar-like modes in a wide field of regard. PIRATE is capable of operating against several heavily cluttered scenarios in each one of the following IRST modes: Multiple Target Tracking, Single Target Tracking and Slaved Acquisition.
The Miysis DIRCM (Directed Infrared Countermeasure) System provides dependable, persistent protection from IR-guided missiles, including advanced, all-aspect Man Portable Air Defence Systems (MANPADS) missiles.