UK-based ECM specialist L-3 TRL Technology announced today new lightweight enhancements to its popular BROADSHIELD® Modular Countermeasures Suite (MCS) manpack jammer. These new features will be showcased at the Defence & Security Exhibition International (DSEi) in London 13-16 September. DSEi delegates will be able to see first-hand the new MCS design at the L-3 Stand, S7-325 (South Hall, Entrance S7), where the L-3 TRL team will be available to advise customers on the optimum MCS configuration for their wide range of requirements.
As part of the award-winning BROADSHIELD® family of Counter-RCIED solutions, the MCS has been redesigned with lightweight carbon fibre components that will reduce the weight burden on frontline troops who rely extensively on this life-saving capability to protect themselves from the threat of RCIEDs.
“The MCS has been a great success story, and we are continually seeking new and innovative ways to achieve weight savings without compromising functionality,” said Andy Pine, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for L-3 TRL. “Utilising carbon fibre within the unit provides a weight savings of approximately 470 grams compared to the aluminium variant, which makes it ideal for use within man-portable operations where weight is a critical issue.”
In its optimal battery and antenna configuration, the carbon fibre variant of the MCS weighs just 7.3 kg, making it one of the lightest manpack jammers in its class. The reprogrammable platform, software-defined architecture and optional receiver integration are also key features of this innovative system, which is now in service with a number of military and civilian forces worldwide.