ECS, an innovative, rapid-deployment RF solutions company, and TCI, a recognized expert in communications and signals intelligence, have teamed up to create an end-to-end response to Unmanned Aerial Systems. Together they are creating integrated capabilities that will set the standard for RF detection, location and countermeasures; comprehensive capabilities that will find, fix and defeat drones before they threaten installations, infrastructure and, most importantly, lives.
Backed by the resources of SPX Corporation, a $1.5 billion multi-national technology leader, ECS and TCI are pioneering the systems to protect military personnel and civilian populations in the multi-domain, digital-based conflicts of the future. With reliability proven for more than three decades, both companies have earned the trust of militaries around the world. Knowing that nations are making it a priority to develop small drone and robotic warfare, they are rapidly designing and building new receiver and ECM capabilities to address the evolving threat. As a result, they stand ready on land and sea as well as in the air to serve their clients.
The companies will launch the UAS products at the 2021 Association of Old Crows (AOC) International Symposium in Washington Convention Center, USA. Executives from TCI and ECS will be available to discuss the following topics of interest to the electromagnetic warfare community:
ECS joins TCI under SPX Corporation: SPX recently announced it had acquired ECS in order to combine its capabilities with TCI under the corporation’s Communications Technology (“CommTech”) platform to address evolving threats in the RF spectrum battlespace. Together, ECS and TCI provide a more holistic, yet increasingly customer-tailored solution for the full lifecycle of RF communications: from tactical datalinks providing long-range, secure communications; to tactical SIGINT/COMINT solutions that detect, locate and classify RF communications; to RF inhibitors that can inhibit RF communications signals. These synergistic hardware and software solutions provided enhanced capabilities to paint a clearer battlefield common operational picture (COP) of the RF spectrum and help to better facilitate the interdiction of unmanned aerial systems (C-UAS) and remotely controlled improvised explosive devices (C-RCIEDs).
Introducing BlackTALON: Integrated counter-drone solution – ECS and TCI introduce the new BlackTALON series of counter-drone solutions. The new platform provides RF-only drone detection, location and defeat capabilities, or the addition of radar and electro-optical sensors for more robust detection, tracking and target identification. In addition, any existing Blackbird COMINT system can be upgraded to perform full drone RF detection, location, identification, tracking and defeat.
Introducing Independent Claw: Independent Claw is a self-contained directional inhibitor system that combines an RF transmitter with a high-gain, multi-band directional antenna system. Claw RF Inhibitor’s sensor-agnostic, modular design means it could not be easier for an integrator looking for an RF defeat solution to harmonize seamlessly with third-party, multisensory C2 drone detection and kinetic systems, to provide world-class RF inhibition capability for C-UAS.
Introducing BlackSWIFT: Next Generation Tactical COMINT Hardware Platform – TCI leverages 50+ years’ RF spectrum expertise to provide significant performance improvements and higher levels of CONOPS flexibility with its BlackSWIFT hardware platform. Designed to operate the Blackbird COMINT and drone detection and geolocation software, the platform provides faster scan rates, broader instantaneous bandwidths, programmable DDCs and man-portable IP67 and rack-mount configurations.
The companies will be preast at the AOC International Symposium & Convention that till take place from Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2021