Medav submarine C-ESM and COMINT Enhancing situational-awareness for submarines

Medav submarine C-ESM and COMINT
Submarine antenna
Medav submarine C-ESM and COMINT - hardware


Medav C-ESM and COMINT is a system for strategic COMINT and tactical C-ESM tasks on submarines. Using Communications-Electronic Support Measures (C-ESM) and Communication Intelligence (COMINT) technology in addition to Radar-ESM (R-ESM) and Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) enhances the capability of situational awareness on submarines.


One of the main benefits includes the ability to also evaluate communication signals (speech and data) in the operational theatre for reasons of situational awareness, force protection and improved mission effectiveness. The system supports the tasks of identifying both platforms located nearby and their associated potential threats, by evaluation focussed on communication signals.


Together with Radar ESM (R-ESM), an integrated solution comprising the R-ESM and C-ESM subsystems, the identification of emitters and related platforms can be improved. It also assists in detection of small objects which are invisible to radars or optical systems. By this innovative approach, identification of platforms and related threats is significantly increased. Tailored solutions are possible, taking into account the objectives and operational environment.

The submarine system comprises automatic signal detection, classification, demodulation, decoding, recording, listen-in functionality, direction finding and geo-locating of radio emitters in the High Frequency (HF) and Very/Ultra/Super High Frequency (VUSHF) frequency bands. Attended (manned) operation is also supported