Mantlet™ is an advanced miniature digital Electronic Support Measures (ESM) system providing Radio Frequency (RF) situational awareness to enable rapid decision-making. Part of a project which was granted by the Australian Government in 2013 and now heavily relied upon by the Australian Defence Force, Mantlet™ detects, identifies and categorises complex emitters, whilst recording data for further analysis. This data can give the foundation of a true sovereign ELINT capability, enabling users to take control of your own Electronic Warfare (EW) databases and threat libraries, whilst providing the capability to create and tailor library files for sovereign needs. The Mantlet’s™ specific size, weight and power enables it to be easily integrated onto UAVs, land vehicles, helicopters, fast jets, transport aircraft and maritime platforms.
BAE Systems’ core capabilities
BAE Systems Australia have designed and created a true ‘force-multiplier’ for the Australian Defence Force. The Mantlet™ system addresses the requirements for both Communications and Radar ESM platforms, reducing cost, increasing commonality and providing greater operational flexibility. Mantlet™ passively detects, identifies and characterises emitters at better than 1.5°rms and provides an unparalleled geo-location capability from a single platform.
What we do
Since the Mantlet™ was completed, BAE Systems, together with the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) group, have provided advanced technology training to the Australian Defence Force to ensure the client understands the Mantlet™ and its full capabilities.
The Australian Defence Force undergoes an extensive amount of operational training from BAE Systems Australia and the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) group, to ensure both the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and the Australian Army are capable of applying and integrating the Mantlet™ onto land vehicles, fast jets, transport aircraft, helicopters and maritime platforms.
BAE Systems Australia has a world-leader in Electronic Warfare (EW) technology capability that has accessible paths to market. These capabilities ensure a sustainable future for this segment of the Australian business - made possible because of the intellect, ingenuity and experience of a team of dedicated BAE Systems engineers.