Today, Warships are operating in a hostile environment. They must be able to conduct their operations, while remaining ready at all times to deal with direct threats. Among the most dangerous and numerous of these threats are anti-ship missiles with advanced electromagnetic seekers, fired from other ships, submarines, aircraft or even from the shore.
Efficiency in this context relies on the full EW suite. One of the levers Thales is developing is an off-board active decoy (OBAD) to improve the protection bubble around the asset or group of assets against upcoming threats.
The OBAD will make a significant contribution to the operational effectiveness and missile protection of ships, crews, and therefore sailors, and help them carry out their missions.
Given the increasing quantity and changing nature of threats in the battle space, for navies to retain their tactical advantage they have to rely on more than just quantity and efficiency of assets and systems; they also need force multipliers such as off board systems that can keep High Value Units out of harm’s way” says Patrick Agnieray, Radar Electronic Warfare Product Line Director for Thales.