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					        RADAR & EW: WORKING
             TOGETHER


 Lewis Mathieson
Senior Manager Technical:
     Armscor Radar &
        EW group

      Ledger CSIR
   03 December 2009



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        PRESENTATION OUTLINE


AIM
OVERVIEW OF NATIONAL RADAR & EW
ACTIVITIES
 - Role Players
TECHNOLOGY FOCUS
SOUTH AFRICAN RADAR INTEREST GROUP
FUTURE POSSIBILITIES OF CO-OPERATION
CURRENT & FUTURE CHALLENGES
SUMMARY



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                       AIM

Provide a BRIEF and high level overview of
the scope of work in the area of Radar & EW
in the military environment
Provide a brief insight into some future
developments and trends in the military
environment
Engender some enthusiasm from the broader
stakeholder environment to support (military)
radar & EW research & development
Encourage greater awareness of the local
capability that exists and the benefits it can
hold for the country


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       NATIONAL ROLE PLAYERS IN THE
          MILITARY ENVIRONMENT


CSIR (DPSS)
REUTECH RADAR
IMT
TELLUMAT
SAAB AVITRONICS
DENEL DYNAMICS
UNIVERSITIES
DoD
DoT, DST, DPE (via SOEs)
Others….

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        CURRENT TECHNOLOGY FOCUS
RADARS:
  - operational support:
       Maintenance, upgrade
  - acquisition support (DBRXL)
FACILITIES:
  - radar measurements
  - radar effectiveness facilities,
    incl simulation
RESEARCH:
  - solving operational problems
  (e.g. multipath)
  - developing new algorithms for
  new techniques (ECCM)

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         CURRENT TECHNOLOGY FOCUS

EW:
  - operational support:
        Maintenance, upgrade
   - acquisition support (Gripen)
FACILITIES:
  - Enigma, IRML
   - EW effectiveness facilities, incl
   simulation - SEWES
RESEARCH:
  - COMINT
   - Developing new hardware (DRx)
   - developing new algorithms for new
   techniques (ECM)
 South African Radar Interest Group
              (SARIG)

Established 2008
Comprises all role players as
listed
Under the auspices of AMD
AIM:
 “The South African Radar Interest
    Group is responsible for dealing
    with issues relating to the
    interests and advancement of
    Radar and radar-related
    development in South Africa.
    This includes, but is not limited
    to, tertiary education, continuous
    education and industrial co-
    operation.”
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South African Radar Interest Group
             (SARIG)

RM100’s has spent primarily
by the DoD to build up a
world class local capability
Two locally developed radars
are in operation with the
SANDF
 Thutlhwa (SA Army)
 Optronics Radar Tracker (SAN)
DoD continues to retain this
capability through EDERI and
other technology funding
Critical to retain this
capability for future
acquisitions

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                        SARIG Model




Human Capital
Development


Part of National
System of Innovation




    Courtesy of F. Anderson, DPSS

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         SARIG TECHNOLOGY FOCUS

SARIG HAS DECIDED to:
 Support the AWARENET Concept
   as developed by F. Anderson of
   DPSS as a focus area of radar
   technology and co-operation
 Actively participate in the
   establishment of post graduate
   education at universities
 Ensure that the limited resources in
   the country are utilised optimally
   in the greater national interests.
 Tackle national problems related to
   Radar systems and technology
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         National Surveillance Problem




Courtesy of T. Lewis of Afrinautics

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       FUTURE POSSIBILITIES OF CO-
           OPERATION - RADAR
All Weather Surface to Air
Missile (AWSAM) for use
by the SA Army and SA
Navy
Maritime Patrol Aircraft
Synthetic Aperture Radar
(SAR) for UAVs
Co-operation with
Industry and EDERIs on
radar technology
advancement (e.g. fusion)
Participation in
AWARENET
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      FUTURE POSSIBILITIES OF CO-
           OPERATION - EW
New Missile Approach
Warning System (MAWS)
for airborne platforms
EW systems for the SA
Army and Defence
Intelligence - COMINT
ESM packages for UAVs
Airborne ELINT
Self protection systems
for high value assets
Development of novel
intercept techniques and
advanced ECM hardware
(e.g. Enigma)
Participation in
AWARENET
              FUTURE CHALLENGES

Attracting more people into our
environment – rejuvenation
Stimulation of interest in R&D and
post-graduate research in Radar &
EW
Retention of skills in an
environment which provides
extremely high job satisfaction but
cannot compete with the salaries
of commercial companies
Rationalisation of R&D in order to
optimise the most effective
national outputs/goals for a very
limited resource pool
Commitment by the State to
support the endeavours of the
radar and EW industry

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        FUTURE CHALLENGES (cont)


 Current attrition rate will
result in there not being
enough technical skills
available to support the
current military platforms, let
alone the future acquisitions.
Local capability could die
Additional cost burdens if we
have to acquire all our future
military hardware from
overseas suppliers


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                       SUMMARY

DoD is very active in ALL aspects of
radar and EW – both acquisition and
technology development
ALL sensors play a critical role in
all platforms required for all arms of
service as well as other State
departments
RSA/DoD has built up an impressive
indigenous capability over many
years
DoD will support these capabilities
going into the future depending on
budgets and strategic requirements
– assistance from other state
departments will help


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              SUMMARY (cont)
We have a world class radar and EW capability
in the country as evident in operational
systems in service
ALL Stakeholders have a pivotal role to play in
the radar and EW capability going into the
future, if it is maintained
 SARIG is a vehicle in which greater industrial
and inter-departmental co-operation can
happen
The radar and EW industry/capability in the
country is prepared to make a significant
contribution to the advancement of security in
the country with the appropriate levels of
support and investment
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  CONCLUSION




THANK YOU




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