According to the notice, the Danish MoD plans to sign a 7-year agreement worth around US$5.2 million. DALO will enter 3 lots for 130 mm Dual Decoys, 130 mm Infrared Decoys and 130 mm Seduction Decoys. Time limit for answering the RFP is July 5, 2019.
« In order to protect DALO ships from hostile missile attacks, DALO has a need for acquiring DC’s. Royal Danish Navy has used DC’s as a soft kill weapon against missile threats the last 30 years. DALO assess that the use of soft kill in combination with hard kill will have a significantly positive impact for the probability of self protection against hostile attacks, » the service says.
Such decoys are used to create a ‘false’ radar signature (Radar Cross Section (RCS)) sending the radio signature away from the Royal Danish Navy’s (RDN) ship. In order to induce the missile threat to attack the ‘false’ signature it is required that the ‘false’ signature is larger than the signature released from Denmark own ships signature. Dual and Infrared Decoys are launched 80-130 meters away from RDN unit, while the Seduction Decoy is launched approximately 150 meters away from the ship.
The RDN vessels are currently using the C-Guard system produced and delivered by the Danish company Terma A/S with launcher type Mk. 137. 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.
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. The Mk-137 launchers used by the RDN are fitted with 6 tubes in the same direction in the azimuth plane in relation to the sailing direction.
Terma’s C-Guard can operate in three different modes: Manual, Semi-Automatic, or Full-Automatic mode. In Full-Automatic mode, the system automatically evaluates and executes the most effective countermeasures for self-protection.