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May 2014

L-3 TRL to Launch MCS Electronic Attack (EA) Capability at EW Europe 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE, United Kingdom, 8th May 2014 – L-3 TRL Technology (L-3 TRL) will introduce its new Modular Counter-Measures Suite (MCS) Electronic Attack (EA) capability at the EW Europe 2014 exhibition in Edinburgh, UK taking place 13–15 May.

Utilising L-3 TRL’s field-proven EA technology, MCS EA provides a multi-platform, compact and programmable system suitable for both dismounted and mounted vehicle/vessel deployments in support of Joint Fires (JF) as well as Force Protection (FP). The system offers a true dual-use capability, with flexible field firmware that enables the operator to switch from FP to EA or vice versa.

EA can be conducted from a standalone MCS EA system, or as part of a networked coordinated attack – with L-3 TRL’s Integrated Electronic Warfare (IEW) capability – utilising up to 64 MCS EA units at any given time.
“Our new MCS EA capability allows for various modes of operation on different platforms. Constant Jamming, Deception and Emulation are all included in just one box,” said Richard Flitton, vice president of L-3 TRL’s Electronic Warfare business. “The MCS EA capability is highly flexible and functionally rich, providing the necessary tools to support Electromagnetic Environment (EME) tasking on expeditionary operations.”

Fully ruggedized, the low- (MLR: 20 MHz to 1 GHz) and high-band (MHR: 420 MHz to 6 GHz) variants provide 20 MHz to 6 GHz spectral coverage. MCS EA uses an FPGA-based jamming core, enabling the unit to be programmed and reprogrammed in the field for a wide variety of operational requirements and providing maximum end-user versatility. As with all BROADSHIELD® products, L-3’s MCS EA software provides an intuitive graphical user interface that allows basic or advanced jamming techniques to be programmed and transmitted using a Windows-based laptop PC to change the modulation techniques, waveforms, target frequencies and operating parameters.

In addition to launching MCS EA at EW Europe, L-3 TRL will showcase its IEW capability. The IEW system is modular, scalable and interoperable, providing a turnkey EW capability in support of challenging tactical scenarios across land, littoral and air domains. Combining the market-proven capabilities of L-3 TRL’s SMARTSCAN range of spectrum surveillance products and its award-winning BROADSHIELD® Electronic Counter Measures (ECM) systems, IEW has the ability to integrate with ‘best-of-breed’ third-party sensors to create an integrated, multi-role, multi-platform tactical EW solution.
EW Europe attendees are encouraged to visit the L-3 stand, 88, where the L-3 TRL team will be on hand to discuss customer requirements. For more on L-3’s new MCS EA and its powerful IEW capabilities or to arrange a personal appointment at EW Europe, please contact