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Royal Canadian Navy Selects ECM Payload for USV

Published: 18 Oct 2019

Royal Canadian Navy USVElbit Systems has announced that it has been selected by Rheinmetall Canada to provide an off-board Electronic Counter Measure (ECM) payload for the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) Hammerhead Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV). The USVs are being equipped with the payloads as part of the RCN’s Naval Off-Board Anti-Missile Active Decoy (NOMAD) Program, which aims to develop jamming capabilities against anti-ship missile threats. Rheinmetall Canada is the prime contractor on the project.

Pietro Mazzei, Vice President, Electronic Solutions – C4ISTAR of Rheinmetall Canada Inc., commented: “The Naval Offboard anti-Missile Active Decoy (NOMAD) system is a state of the art Electronic Attack payload integrated onto an unmanned surface vessel for remote anti-ship missile defence operations. Rheinmetall Canada is pleased to have selected Elbit Systems as its ECM provider.”

Edgar Maimon, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Elbit Systems EW and SIGINT – Elisra, said: “We are proud to continue to provide the RCN and other navies with superior Naval EW capabilities based on advanced digitization and preferable size and weight.”

Posted by Mike Ball Mike is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passions for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years.

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