Rafael displaying maritime defense, security systems at Euronaval Online 2020

The Israeli company is exhibiting its Spike missiles as well as anti-torpedo, electronic warfare and anti-drone weapon station systems, among others 

Photo: Rafael

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems said Monday it is exhibiting its multi-layered suite of maritime defense solutions at the Euronaval Online international exhibition that kicked off earlier the day. 

Using the Euronaval platform, Rafael is manning a virtual booth and conducting meetings via video conferencing during the naval defense and maritime security exhibition that runs until October 25. The large-scale event originally scheduled to be held in Paris is taking place in an entirely digital format this year due to the effect of the spread of COVID-19.    

Based upon years of experience and deep operational know-how in various naval arenas and scenarios, and integrating combat-proven technologies in all domains, Rafael is continuing its efforts to offer leading technologies and solutions that provide naval forces with superiority against all modern naval threats above and below the waves, according to the company. 

Rafael says that its virtual booth focuses on the following solutions:

Naval Remote Weapon Station C-UAS 

TYPHOON - The NRWS C-UAS incorporates a diverse mix of synchronized smart multi-spectral sensors, weapons and intelligent effectors that translate to very high hit accuracies. These include automatic target recognition and classification and tracking (ATR) capabilities. The NRWS C-UAS is a new class of anti-drone solutions whose capabilities differentiate it from other remote weapon stations.

Missile Systems

Naval SPIKE – The maritime version of the SPIKE missile, including: 

Naval SPIKE ER, an electro-optical, guided missile which comprises a lightweight, compact and stabilized turret with four missiles on the mount, together with a fire control system for effective ranges of up to 8 km. The system enables very fast sensor-to-shooter loop closure in day/night defensive and offensive scenarios, thereby ensuring mission success with surgical precision.

Naval SPIKE NLOS, a compact system enabling stand-off of up to 25 km with pinpoint accuracy, providing sea-to-shore fire support or sea-to-sea targeting, on a wide range of naval platforms. Allowing maximum operational flexibility, the Naval SPIKE NLOS capabilities include real-time tactical intelligence gathering, in-flight target switching and mission abort, and can be integrated with the ship's own command and control systems.

Electronic Warfare

C-GEM - The system was designed to deceive the most advanced seekers of modern Anti-Ship Missiles (ASM). Modern coherent radar seekers employ Chaff and Corner Reflector discrimination algorithms, mostly based on range/doppler analysis of the targets. The C-GEM rocket is launched from the combat vessel and generates a legitimate and attractive target within seconds of detection of the ASM. The C-GEM rocket can be integrated into any decoy launching system installed or planned to be installed on a combat vessel.  
SEWS-DV - It incorporates state-of-the-art technologies such as C-PEARL-DV digital wide-band, multi-bit receivers that directly sample RF and automatically analyze radar signals. Integrated with the C-PEARL-DV is Digital-Shark Digital RF memory ECM which incorporates Solid-State Array Transmitters (SSAT) with Gallium Nitride (GaN) based amplifiers, which achieves exceptional reliability, high Effective Radiated Power (ERP) and enables simultaneous handling of multiple ASM threats over the 6-40GHz frequency band.

Anti-Torpedo Systems

TORBUSTER - A 4th generation decoy combining both soft- and hard-kill capabilities, forming a part of a comprehensive self-defense solution against all types of acoustic homing torpedoes to protect both submarines and surface vessels in deep and shallow waters. Torbuster is the first operational active operational hard-kill torpedo defense counter-measure.

Photo: Rafael

Photo: Rafael

Photo: Rafael