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Indonesian Patrol Vessels to Receive Radar Electronic Countermeasure System

Italian cybersecurity firm Elettronica has received a contract to supply the Indonesian Navy with its naval radar electronic countermeasure (ECM) system.

The radar ECM will be integrated into two of the navy’s 90-meter (295 feet) offshore patrol vessels currently under construction by shipbuilding company PT Daya Radar Utama.

The system will enhance the vessels’ electronic defense through an active phased array transmitter that leverages jamming techniques to counter terminal missile threats and long-range designation radar systems.

Modular Design

Elettronica’s radar ECM has a modular design that allows customers to integrate the solution with other classes of naval vessels.

It comprises two jamming antenna subsystems for compatibility with a vessel’s other electronic warfare sensors and actuators.

According to the Rome-based company, the jamming system is International Traffic in Arms Regulations-free and can be incorporated with existing naval combat management systems.

“This contract is a result of Elettronica’s strong intention to extend its presence in South-East Asia, and in particular starts its new partnership with the Indonesian Navy, to which Elettronica could be a reliable long term partner to increase the in-country EW capabilities matching any future requirements,” Elettronica said in a statement.

Elettronica With Italian Navy

In 2021, the Rome-based firm and Fincantieri signed a contract to support the Italian Navy’s Type U212 submarines with an electronic warfare suite.

The suite was integrated with Elettronica’s radar/communication electronic support measures antenna, which features surveillance, detection, and warning for sub-surface vessels.

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