RIGEL System Will Enhance Detection and Disruption Capabilities
Indra has entered into an agreement with the Damen shipyard to provide its RIGEL electronic defence system for the SIGMA-class vessels being built for the Mexican Navy, including the POLA Long-Range Offshore Patrol Vessel.
The RIGEL RESM/RECM system is Indra‘s next-generation electronic naval defense solution: it detects and analyses radar signals in the vessel’s mission environment, identifying their corresponding radar type, thereby ascertaining the platform type and its level of threat. The system provides commanders with information on the environment, alerting them to the risk of being detected by another vessel, aircraft or coastal radar. Additionally, the RIGEL system can enhance ship self-protection with simultaneous jamming and deception countermeasures for multiple active threats.
The solution is based on broadband digital reception technology, a signal processing type that guarantees the maximum possible sensitivity and detection range. Tested in dense, complex electromagnetic scenarios, it has proven to have optimum response times and precision.
RIGEL technology will provide a major operational advantage. Over a hundred naval vessels on five continents have already selected Indra technology to protect and improve the capabilities of their ships and submarines. Its systems comply with NATO standards, which call for the highest levels of performance, and have been used in a significant number of multinational operations worldwide, including the Atalanta counter-piracy operation in the Gulf of Aden in and surveillance operations in the Mediterranean.