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C4iSR: Maritime

Standalone MASS decoy system takes shape

06 March 2017

Rheinmetall has unveiled a standalone version of its Multi-Ammunition Softkill System (MASS) expendable countermeasures suite to meet the short-term needs of disadvantaged units otherwise without self-protection.

Known as MASS Stand Alone with Sensor Suite, the system combines a number of decoy launchers - typically one or two - with radar and laser warning systems, a control processor, and power supply.

Launched to market in 2002, MASS has established itself as the market-leading shipborne decoy system with over 200 launchers sold to date. A typical MASS configuration comprises between one and six lightweight, trainable launchers, each of which can fire 32 spin-stabilised 81 mm Omni-Trap multispectral decoy rounds; each launcher comes with an associated control unit and data interface (Ethernet, RS422 or similar).

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