TERMA A/S



C-GUARD NAVAL DECOY LAUNCHING SYSTEM

Naval self-protection solution made to defeat coordinated attacks
with multiple missiles and torpedoes.

Introduction

C-Guard self-protection solution for Naval platforms

Terma's C-Guard decoy launching system provide 360° coverage, and will effectively counter advanced threats like small range gate Radio Frequency (RF) missiles, imaging Infra-Red (IR) seekers missiles, and advanced next generation torpedoes. Defense against multiple missiles and torpedoes requires fast response and utilization of advanced tactics supporting the latest in decoy technologies.

With more than 150 systems in operation worldwide, Terma’s C-Guard is a well proven and a cost-effective solution offering unmatched operational availability.

C-Guard relies on combat proven 130 mm NATO decoys and a proven mechanical launcher design without moving parts. It requires limited maintenance, thus guaranteeing high operational availability and low total cost of ownership.

C-Guard legacy and reliability is built on decades of missions on a vast number of vessels, ranging from Patrol Vessels to Frigates, securing against unexpected missile and torpedo attacks during live naval operations ranging form surveillance to combat operations.

How C-Guard help protect Danish Frigates and support ships (produced in cooperation with the Royal Danish Navy) (Video)








Benefits

C-Guard Decoy Launching System
Combat proven countermeasures

C-Guard offers full protection against above and below water threats. C-Guard supports the latest generation of decoys including sub-munition based designs. C-Guard alsomsupport the latest generations of Anti-Torpedo decoys, vastly improving the fight against modern torpedoes.

Coautomatic countermeasure evaluation
C-Guard can operate in three different modes: Manual, Semi-Automatic, or Full-Automatic mode. In Full-Automatic mode, C-Guard automatically evaluates and executes the most effective countermeasures for self-protection – greatly reducing the stress load on the operator, reducing the likelihood of mistakes, and assure fast execution of engagement.

Multi-threat engagements
C-Guard’s rapid response and constant threat evaluation is key in building a multi layered 360° defense. C-Guard processes a unique high number of threats when compared to other available decoy launchers. The system maintains a threat list and calculates a firing solution for up to 4 threats at a time. After launching decoys to counter these threats, the system calculates other firing solutions to counter additional threats


Continuous Decoy Development
C-Guard relies on combat proven nonproprietary 130 mm NATO decoy ammunition. With more than 500 Soft Kill Weapon Systems in service relying on the 130 mm ammunition, supply and future development of new types of decoy ammunition is assured.

Multi-azimuth launchers
The fixed launcher design with 6 or 12 tubes in 3 or 4 directions on each side provides effective 360° coverage without risk of a mechanical failure in moving parts. H3 Advanced algorithm

The advantages of multi azimuth launchers and powerful decoys are exploited to the maximum effect by the highly advanced algorithm. C-Guard’s threat evaluation algorithms are based on comprehensive co-operation with Navies, research institutes, and decoy manufacturers and are continuously updated and improved in order to secure a high protection level against new generations of missiles and torpedoes. The algorithm uses a classified customer owned database and can be modified by the Navy to accommodate new threats and tactics that may appear in the future. In combination with the right decoys, the algorithm ensures that decoys are placed to counter any threat including the newest missiles with small range gates. C-Guard controls from 6 to 24 firing tubes on each side of a vessel, and supports a mixed use of decoy types and large payloads minimizing the needed number of reloads during coordinated attacks.

Blue Force Protection
The system's algorithm is prepared for the protection of friendly or neutral vessels, thereby assuring that own ship's threat avoidance will not place other units inside the missiles' field of regard and range gates. Less advanced systems do not include own or neutral ships into the firing solution.

Cost effectiveness
C-Guards Low Total Cost of Ownership (TOC) and High Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) stem from 150+ systems in operation worldwide, and mission proven during decades of missions on a vast number of vessels, ranging from Patrol Vessels to Frigates. C-Guard relies on a proven mechanical launcher design without moving parts, a small footprint for easy installation, and combat proven nonproprietary 130 mm NATO decoy ammunition - assuring future development of new types of decoy ammunition.



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