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MJTE integrates with Sylena

18th November 2020 - 10:45 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

​Strategic agreement between Leonardo and Lacroix enables anti-submarine countermeasure solution, even for platforms with limited space

Leonardo and Lacroix on 17 November announced a strategic agreement to cooperate on development and integration of naval countermeasures.

As an initial step, the Mobile Jammer Target Emulator (MJTE) torpedo jamming system from Leonardo will be integrated with the Sylena Mk2 decoy launching system (pictured) from Lacroix.

This will allow the ‘expansion of [the] MJTE market to reach small and medium-sized vessels’, according to Leonardo.

MJTE is designed to emulate the signature and acoustics of its host platform and emit a powerful jamming signal to create convincing false targets, allowing the targeted vessel to perform an effective evasive manoeuvre. 

It forms part of a new suite of anti-torpedo technologies from Leonardo, alongside the Black Snake towed array sonar, the new OTO Decoy Launching System 20 and associated software.

Andrea Padella, head of defence systems at Leonardo Electronics, said the strategic agreement with Lacroix enables the two companies to ‘offer a sophisticated anti-submarine countermeasure solution, even for platforms with limited space’.

Sylena Mk2 launchers are already being installed on vessels such as the four Doha-class corvettes under construction for the Qatari Emiri Navy, Shephard Defence Insight notes.

François Moulinier, chief operating officer of Lacroix Defense, described the agreement as ‘a natural next step in the development of joint solutions’, following work undertaken with Leonardo to integrate Sylena with the Athena-C combat management system.

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