Loki C2 package looks to counter cyber storms
By Luca Peruzzi
Italy's Elettronica is expanding its ELT/950 Loki network-centric electronic warfare command-and-control (C2) system with an active cyber-defence system.
Daniela Pistoia, Elettronica's vice-president for Research and Advanced Systems told IHS Jane's that the cyber capability is introduced with a new product known as the Transmitter of Electromagnetic Power for Electronic Surveillance and Tactical Attacks (TEMPESTA).
The ELT/950 was launched at the Paris air show in June 2011. It is based on lightweight hardware and uses automated real-time communications monitoring software to locate, identify, and counter enemy signal traffic. According to Elettronica, the system selects the most appropriate distributed response against identified threats, accounting for scenario geometry and can synchronise co-operating platforms' actions to enable complex, distributed electronic warfare (EW) operations.
In its first application, Loki is an element of Italy's wider Forza NEC network-centric modernisation effort. Elettronica is the Forza NEC design authority for the EW element, which is to include a tactical C2 system with data-fusion centre.157 of 373 words
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