C-Guard Sea Acceptance Test onboard the Danish Frigate HDMS ”NIELS
and Dimdex, March 24, 2014 – Terma and The Danish Defence Acquisition
and Logistics Organization (DALO) recently conducted a successful Sea
Acceptance Test (SAT) of Terma’s C-Guard Decoy Launching System
onboard HDMS “NIELS JUEL”.
Tubes naval decoy system
System is a decoy launching system for naval platforms made to defeat
stream attack with multiple missiles and torpedoes from multiple directions.
The SAT was conducted in 6 hours and comprised a full functional and
operational system test including a full integration test with Terma
C-Flex Combat Management System.
C-Guard is now operational on the two Danish frigates HDMS “PETER
WILLEMOES” and HDMS “NIELS JUEL” of the Iver Huitfeldt
class. A similar test is planned later this year for HDMS “IVER
“HUITFELDT”. Part of the test was a live firing exercise
with Mk214 Seagnat 130mm chaff seduction round as well as Mk 216 advanced
chaff distraction round decoy ammunition. Each vessel is equipped with
8 x 6-tubes Mk137 Decoy Launchers.
The system will effectively counter advanced threats like small range
gate Radio Frequency (RF) missiles, imaging InfraRed (IR) seekers missiles,
and advanced next generation torpedoes. These threats require fast response
and utilization of advanced tactics supporting the latest in decoy technologies
C-Guard was originally developed to protect naval platforms against
airborne threats but as a result of a retrofit program the system as
of today also offers an effective protection against torpedoes. With
more than 150 systems deployed and operational at +15 navies around
the world C-Guard has proven to be a cost-effective solution with a
high degree of operational time.