Our R&D team has dedicated the last 10 years to developing three new Decoy Launching Systems [#DLS] to meet world navies' requirements: SYLENA LW, SYLENA MK1 and SYLENA MK2.
From patrol boats to frigates, The SYLENA range of systems has been developed by Lacroix to offer an optimized solution for ship protection with RF and IIR (Imaging Infrared) SEACLAD decoy effects. Unlike many Decoy Launching Systems which deploy chaff, regarded as outdated with respect to modern electric warfare due to chaff discrimination systems, SYLENA utilizes corner reflector (CNR) technology.
Our fixed launchers are fully compatible with corner reflectors (CNR) and our RF decoys are based solely on this technology: Lacroix does not mix CNR with chaff, in order to preserve the credibility of the decoy.
Our decoying solution allows permanent monitoring of the missile and does not interfere with signal propagation, even after the deployment of the decoys, to enable the ship to use its jamming and hard kill capabilities.
SYLENA offers an omnidirectional (360°) protection and is effective whatever the missile's relative bearing, thanks to the omnidirectional characteristics of its decoy.
Trainable launchers are not required to deploy corner reflector centroid seduction, making our Decoy Launching System a cost effective solution which is capable of reacting very quickly to supersonic missile threats.
For anti-torpedo tactics, SYLENA MK2 offers a smart solution with the ability to deploy the SEALAT-CANTO® anti-torpedo decoy.
The SYLENA range is comprised of four models of launchers, and has been developed to meet the most commonly issued requirements, but also the most advanced technical requirements of international navies.
Sylena Light Weight [LW]
Employing a centroid seduction tactic, SYLENA LW is designed for patrol ships and modern OPVs. This DLS can be fully integrated in the CMS, or directly coupled with the ESM or be used in a standalone configuration.
Sylena Mark 1 [MK1]
Employing a centroid seduction (RF/IIR) and distraction (IIR) tactic, SYLENA MK1 is the smart protection for OPVs, corvettes and frigates up to 150 meters.
Sylena Mark 2 [MK2]
Employing centroid seduction (RF/IIR) and distraction (IIR), like the MK1, plus dilution and confusion against torpedoes. MK2 is the complete and global solution for modern navies and ships for dual anti-missile and anti-torpedo protection.
Key benefits of SYLENA DLS :
Effective protection against old and emerging threats
Designed for corner reflector technology
Fully compatible with hard kill and jamming
Fixed launcher for 360° protection and limited maintenance (cost effective solution)
Easy to integrate on the ship and to interface with CMS
Very low life cycle cost
Safe and optimized handling procedures
Very quick and easy reloading
Intuitive man/machine interface
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