RAFAEL to Showcase C-GEM at AOC 2022 After Successful Live Fire Test of Naval System on Israeli Navy Saar 6 Corvette


Defence Industry

Tel Aviv: RAFAEL will be showcasing the C-GEM Decoy at the AOC 2022 exhibition in Montpellier. Earlier this year, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems alongside the Israeli Navy and Ministry of Defence Directorate of Defence Research and Development (DDR&D) successfully completed a series of tests on Rafael’s C-GEM naval system.

C-GEM is an innovative shipborne off-board RF Active Decoy (RFAD) system protecting naval vessels from anti-ship missiles through electromagnetic spectrum manipulation. C-GEM jams and deceives threats from multiple directions, independent of ship manoeuvres.

This latest test series, conducted by Israeli Navy crew members, included launching C-GEM decoys from an Israeli Naval Ship (INS) SA’AR 6 corvette to demonstrate C-GEM’s ability to counter multiple advanced threats. As a result of these tests, Rafael’s C-GEM decoys will be integrated into the SA’AR 6 multi-layered defence array. Now, not only will C-GEM act as another effective soft-kill defensive layer, but it will also complement the C-DOME hard-kill defensive layer.

The success of this test series marks an important milestone in C-GEM’s continued development, and demonstrates the Israeli Navy’s enhanced operational capabilities within modern combat scenarios and evolving anti-ship missile threats.

Participating in the AOC 2022 exhibition, RAFAEL will also be showcasing the following systems:

SEWS-DV: an integrated EW suite intended for operation in a dense electromagnetic environment. SEWS-DV includes highly sensitive digital receivers and high power AESA jammers, assuring spectrum dominance and survivability in the most hostile scenarios.

SKY-SHIELD: an electronic attack pod, intended for escort jamming and suppression of enemy air defences (SEAD) missions. SKY-SHIELD provides air superiority and allows penetration of the most advanced integrated air defence systems by simultaneously deceiving and jamming multiple enemy radars.

X-GUARD: a cutting edge supersonic towed-decoy designed for defeating advanced tracking radars. Towed behind the fighter aircraft, X-GUARD is deployable and retractable mid-flight.

DRONE-DOME Counter-UAS system: an end-to-end solution that secures airspace against hostile drones.  DRONE-DOME is capable of identifying unknown targets, generating alerts and operating without causing interference to non-target airborne assets by utilizing smart jammer bandwidth allocations.