Roke Electronic Warfare System Extends Capability

Roke Manor Research Ltd (Roke), a Chemring Group company, has expanded its award-winning RESOLVE Electronic Warfare (EW) range to include permanent vehicle fixtures and static mast-mounted deployments.

The new systems extend RESOLVE’s modular manpack capabilities, for which it won The Queen's Awards for Enterprise and Innovation earlier this year, allowing it to be fitted to a variety of platforms, whilst maintaining the flexibility to be easily dismounted for use in complex terrain or discreet operations.

Increasing both the range and sensitivity of the RESOLVE system, MastSensor is a static mast-mounted antenna which can be installed to fixed masts up to 50 metres tall. By digitising at the antenna, RF losses through the cable are minimised. An optional addition to MastSensor, the MastQuad, provides increased sensitivity and DF accuracy at the lower operating frequencies, and seamless coverage from 20MHz to 3GHz.

The vehicle mounted VQuad antenna delivers an increased range and also enables the vehicle to conduct on-the-move position fixes.

Gavin O’Connell, Electronic Warfare Business Development Manager, said: “EW operations in today’s battlespace require intuitive and rapidly deployable systems to monitor the constantly changing communications terrain. These significant upgrades to the RESOLVE system will deliver even more flexibility as the system can be easily configured to meet specific operational requirements.

“While Roke has been at the forefront of EW development for sixty years, these new developments represent a real seachange in how missions can be conducted to maximise intelligence gathering and deliver a distinct advantage to both mounted and dismounted troops in the battlefield.”

Source: Roke Manor Research Ltd.
Date: Feb 28, 2012