Rohde & Schwarz announced the launch of a new naval electronic support (ES) solution at Euronaval 2022, taking place in Paris, France, from October 18 to 21, 2022. This new solution takes a fully automatic approach to processing radar and communications signals for situational awareness and self-protection—all in one system.
“When protecting naval vessels against threats, preserving a navy’s unlimited access to sea, air and land and monitoring national waters, harbors and critical infrastructure, it is imperative to contribute to situational awareness with assets at sea,” explained Michael Niewöhner, vice president ELINT/RESM, Rohde & Schwarz. “This is achieved by surveilling the sea and littoral waters and by identifying platforms and operating patterns with the electromagnetic spectrum.”
Adaptable and scalable to specific requirements, the Rohde & Schwarz naval ES solution detects, identifies and locates complex and broadband radar emissions and captures enemy communications. It combines all the results and provides an extended picture of the entire electromagnetic spectrum. The solution’s particularly high sensitivity and accuracy results in an increased range coverage and early warning capability. Furthermore, the solution protects navy vessels against time-critical threats.
“Thanks to the new Rohde & Schwarz naval ES solution, it is now possible to gain a complete picture of a situation and identify potential threats at an early stage,” said Stefan Leo, solution manager RESM, Rohde & Schwarz. “A combined approach for radar and communications signals provides the benefits of increased reaction time, reliable results and greater situational awareness. Radar threats are identified much earlier (more time to react), false alarm rates are significantly lower (better decision making) and the level of self-protection increases. The new system provides signal intelligence capabilities, enabling operators on board to easily analyze unknown signals and enhance emitter databases for automatic identification.”