Chemring develops lightweight Resolve manpack EW system
Chemring Technology Solutions (CTS) has developed a lightweight variant of its Resolve manpack electronic warfare (EW) system for on-the-march military operations.
Weighing 22lbs, the newly launched system provides an alternative EW system to the standard Resolve manpack, which provides dismounted soldiers with advanced signals analysis enabling multiple mission profiles.
In addition, the system readily fits into a standard daysack, offering more flexible EW capabilities to exploit several communications systems.
CTS business sector manager, Gavin O'Connell, said the company's original Resolve system provides a high level of direction-finding capability for dismounted missions that cannot be delivered by other EW systems.
''The Resolve lightweight manpack system builds on this by meeting our customers' increasing demand for smaller, portable solutions that reduce thesoldiers' burden and provide more effective support for on-the-march EW operations,'' O'Connell said.
Despite a significant weight and size reduction, the system still offers immediate threat warning, electronic overwatch and single sensor location from a single battery for up to eight hours, and can also be networked to other static or mobile systems in the theatre.
Due to its simple interface, Resolve lightweight system can easily access vital functions to deliver immediate support in a range of operational environments, including close-quarter, long-range patrol or stand-off missions.
The system is scheduled to be displayed during the 2013 Defence Security and Equipment International (DSEi) exhibition, which will be held from 10 to 13 September in the ExCeL convention centre, London.
Fitted with one or more, intercept and direction finding nodes, Resolve is a modular and scalable EW suite designed for the interception and geolocation of tactical communications.
Image: the newly developed lightweight variant of the Resolve manpack electronic warfare system. Photo: copyright of Roke Manor Research Limited.