Euronaval 2018: Lacroix Next Gen Decoy Systems and One-of-a-Kind Terminal Effects

Euronaval will bring to a close a year of heightened interest of foreign navies in Lacroix' SYLENA decoy flare launcher range and, more particularly, in the unique anti-missile terminal capabilities that it deploys, as well as the dual anti-missile and anti-torpedo capability we provide.

During Euronaval 2018, LACROIX will proudly confirm the successful operational deployment of its effects and technologies to defeat the broad range of missile threats from old generations to the most advanced.

Over fifty platforms are currently protected by Lacroix’s new munitions, and it has recently delivered its 10.000th unit of SEACLAD ® ammunition. Development of the SEALAT anti-torpedo mortar has been brought to completion and it is presently being manufactured at nominal capacity.

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The demonstrated success of the SYLENA range has come in just five years since it was marketed: a combination of deliveries and firm orders account for a total of over thirty systems worldwide. Within the next 2 years, that number is expected to jump to 100, thanks to the growing success of the unique coupling of a fixed launcher / modern countermeasures.

The growing need for ship self-protection against sophisticated technologies has generated a heightened interest in SYLENA.

For over 25 years, significantly enhanced calculation capabilities and the miniaturization of electronic components have brought about an unprecedented development in homing missile and torpedo capabilities, rendering classic countermeasures ineffective to defeat them.

The latest generation of homing devices can instantaneously determine target and spectral location and reject radar echo and infrared radiation which do not match the ship’s signature. Therefore, most current missiles reject chaff and classic infrared decoys. Furthermore, the SYLENA / SEACLAD combination is suitably adapted to meet the proliferation of hypervelocity and millimeter wave missiles.

Lastly, in the submarine domain, the fact that classic countermeasure are systematically rejected by advanced torpedoes was taken into account by Lacroix in the early stages of development.

Recent technological developments have significantly increased the credibility and effectiveness of countermeasure to defeat new threats.

Lacroix will be giving interactive/video presentations throughout the week of its SYLENA launchers and, for the first time, its firing equipment, as well as its dedicated range of ammunition.