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29 October 2014
29. October 2014 Defence and Space

New jamming technology developed by Airbus Defence and Space improves the training of radar operators

Jammer systems  to train radar operators and pilots
Summary

Pilots train protective countermeasures against missile attacks

Jammer systems  to train radar operators and pilots

Airbus Defence and Space is updating the radar jammer systems used by the German Armed Forces to train radar operators and pilots. This means the German Armed Forces are bringing their own capabilities for combating electronic jamming attacks in line with the increasing capabilities offered by new technologies.

Airbus Defence and Space have already delivered four jammer systems to GFD (Gesellschaft für Flugzieldarstellung mbH). The multi-frequency jammer systems based on DRFM technology (DRFM = Digital Radio Frequency Memory) simulate electronic jamming attacks, with the help of which, for example, processes can be developed to protect aircraft from radar-guided missile attacks. Conversely, operators of air defence radars train to combat such jamming attacks in order to keep air defence systems functioning despite electronic countermeasures (ECM).

At GFD, the jammer systems are housed in a pod positioned under the wings of Learjet aircraft. The jammer systems can be integrated into other flying platforms at any time.

About Airbus Defence and Space

Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus Group formed by combining the business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military. The new division is Europe’s number one defence and space enterprise, the second largest space business worldwide and among the top ten global defence enterprises. It employs some 40,000 employees generating revenues of approximately €14 billion per year.

Caption
The training jammer system developed by Airbus Defence and Space is housed in a pod and can be easily used with various platforms. Photo: Airbus Defence and Space

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