Conference Agenda

MAST Northern Coasts 2019 Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

Wed 4 Sep 2019

15:30 Wed 4 Sep 2019


2A: Surface


CHAIR: Mr Charles Giacchi

The Next Generation Electronic Warfare Systems and its Impact on Operations of Navies

  • Mr Alaattin Dökmen
    Naval Electronic Warfare Program Manager
    ASELSAN Inc.

Since World War II, EW Systems are widely used by the navies as a force multiplier. Especially, with the stealth feature of submarine platforms which has EW capability, get a big chan­ce to control the EW Spectrum and predict the reaction of the enemy platforms before they move next ste­p. The development in the Software and Hardware technology reflects to the EW sy­stems as well and as of today, very compact and capable EW systems can be integrated in submarine platforms and the naval operations started to change with this new player in the field. In this pap­er, new features of modern EW systems such as Digital Receiver Technology in naval platforms especially in submarine platforms will be discussed in details. Each of these features has a big impact on submarine operations and the navies which use these EW syste­ms on their submarine platform­s are the player on the game.

With the optic sensors on top of submarine periscopes, it is possible to detect threats over the sea in line of side. However, by using Surface Electronic Warfare systems on top of ESM Mast, it is possible to detect the threats from far distances out of the lethal zone of threats. In addition to this, especially in peace time, submarine platforms, equipted with modern EW systems, can be an intelligence platform. With these and more features of the Surface EW systems are suitable for, “Sensor&Processing” section of conference.

Acoustic Signature Management for Maritime Platforms

  • Dr Christopher Norwood
    Counsellor Defence Science London


Dr Christopher Norwood, DST Australia

Acoustic signature management is critical for the operational survivability of ships and submarines. This paper discusses some of the research programs at Defence Science and Technology Group, Australia focused on developing modelling and prediction capabilities for the understanding and prediction of the acoustic signature of maritime platforms. The paper considers some of the acoustic signature components for a conventional diesel electric submarine with a open bladed propeller; the development of modelling and prediction capabilities to estimate the acoustic signature for those components; and design procedures and control strategies that may be employed to reduce those signature components.

The Naval Cooperative Surveillance Capability

  • Mr Antoine BOUQUET
    CMS engineer
    Naval Group

The purpose of the Naval Cooperative Surveillance (NCS) capability is to elaborate a real time air and surface unique & high quality tactical picture based on sensors detections (plots) of the whole naval force. Platforms of the naval force exchange sensor data by using high data rate network. Each unit elaborates his tactical situation in real time with all sensors detections of the naval force. Then, the NCS capability generates the same tactical picture on the different units of the fleet.

After a research phase of several years based on DGA (French Ministry of Defense) research plan and internal studies, Naval Group developed the industrial components of the NCS function. In order to perform the evaluation of this new capability with DGA and the French Navy, several experimentations of the NCS capability have been made at sea between 2015 and 2018 onboard the French Navy main ships (Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier, FREMM and Horizon frigates) including different types of sensor (surveillance radar, MFR, IFF and infrared).

Given these positive results, DGA and French Navy decided the NCS capability deployment on main ships of the French Navy.

Current work is about the experimentation of a new multiplatform capability based on the sharing of the detection means of the French Navy ships and the French Air Force C2 centers. The objective is to evaluate the performance improvement given by the exchange of plots in cooperative air defense operations.

The next step of the NCS capacity will be to totally take into account air assets. First MPA, AEW or UAV sensors data will be integrated within the NCS network. It will enable the naval force to benefit those assets sensors for a wider coverage. Later fighter data will also be taken into account in NCS network of the combined force (air, surface, land).

Keywords: Multiplatform – Tracking – CMS (Combat Management System)

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