The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has accepted Roke Manor Research Ltd's Electronic Surveillance and Countermeasures system into service as a core capability within the British Army and Royal Marines. Roke, a Chemring company, is providing a full support package for its Electronic Warfare Manpack product, giving UK Forces enhanced land EW capabilities to exploit and disrupt many types of communications systems.

Gavin O'Connell, Business Development Manager at Roke said: "Roke was originally selected to supply EW Manpack equipment in response to the MoD's Urgent Operational Requirement for its SEER programme in Afghanistan. The decision to deploy this system wider and make it a core capability in the British Army and Royal Marines is testament to the advantage that it has been delivering our troops. 

"As the battlespace in various campaigns across the world fluxes between force-on-force, Counter Insurgency and Peace Support, so the field of operation changes quickly. Dismounted troops therefore require something that will provide rapid intelligence gathering. Project SEER delivers a highly intuitive and rapidly deployable system to monitor the constantly evolving communications terrain."

Project SEER, a customisation of commercial-off-the-shelf equipment developed by Roke, is a modular and scalable EW system that provides users with rapid target identification and geolocation through the use of a dedicated Management Information System (MIS) and Geospatial Information System (GIS). The system can be configured to meet specific operational requirements as part of the MoD's ongoing commitment to enhancing ISTAR support for UK Forces.