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Elbit Systems to Supply Electric Counter Measure Payload for Canadian Navy’s NOMAD Program


Elbit Systems was selected by the Prime Contractor, Rheinmetall Canada, to supply Offboard Electronic Counter Measure (ECM) Payload for the Hammerhead Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) as part of its Naval Off-Board Anti-Missile Active Decoy (NOMAD) Program.


Elbit Systems to Supply Electric Counter Measure Payload for Canadian Navys NOMAD Program 925 001Qinetiq target system's Hammerhead USV (Picture source: Target Systems)


Designed to address the requirements of the Naval Electronic Attack Recapitalization - Unmanned (NEAR-U) project, NOMAD is an offboard active decoy using the Humpback variant of QinetiQ Target Systems' Hammerhead unmanned surface vessel (USV) as a payload carrier. Rheinmetall Canada was awarded a CAN4.5 million contract to lead the NOMAD effort in May this year.

Pietro Mazzei, Vice President, Electronic Solutions – C4ISTAR of Rheinmetall Canada Inc. noted: “The Naval Offboard anti-Missile Active Decoy (NOMAD) system is a state of the art Electronic Attack payload integrated onto an unmanned surface vessel for remote anti-ship missile defence operations. Rheinmetall Canada is pleased to have selected Elbit Systems as its ECM provider.”

One of a number of initiatives intended to recapitalise the RCN's electronic attack capability, the goal of NEAR-U project is to implement and test a potential solution to improve naval platform survivability by incorporating a NOMAD system into an existing RCN USV platform.

With more than 40 years of experience, Elbit Systems EW and SIGINT-Elisra is one of the world’s leading providers of battle-proven Electronic Warfare (EW) solutions for naval, airborne and land applications. The company is the EW house of the Israeli Navy and is constantly perfecting the system's capabilities to meet the new challenges of the modern battlefield.

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