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posted on Mar, 29 2008 @ 08:36 AM
Just wondered why Navy's don't combine the role of heliborne radar decoy with CIWS, and better still on an unmanned platform.

The UAV would be deployed close to the vessel, but out of range of the vessel's own defenses such as shipboard CIWS. The UAV would have an electro-optical sensor, a datalink, several anti-missile missiles (RAM, Mistral etc) and a radar decoy reflector.

posted on Mar, 29 2008 @ 05:33 PM
reply to post by planeman

That is a nice idea Planeman!

This surely will add another layer off defence on a ship and protect a CBG even better.

and the Tech is already available to produce these kind off UAV`s. You only need to invest more in keeping those choppers longer in the air with minimum off maintainance as possible to have a much stronger defence for your ships.

I am sure that this idea will be used by navy`s in the world but not now, because current advanced systems are good enough (navalised S-400, navalised Pantsir systems).

So maybe in the future this idea comes in full fruitation to cope with ever faster going ASW missiles.

Cheers Planeman

posted on Mar, 30 2008 @ 12:52 AM
While this is not the RADAR Decoy it is a step in the right direction.

MQ-8B RADAR Integration
The same demonstration will take place on the MQ-8B Fire Scout this year on a company-owned Fire Scout using a non-developmental Telephonics RDR-1700B maritime surveillance and imaging radar.

Fire Scout VTUAV Navy Website

There is a lot planned for this platform.

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