24 Mei 2019
The Sylena Mk 2 on display at IMDEX 2019 (photo : Jane’s)
Following its success with recent naval programmes of Malaysia, Egypt and Qatar, French defence company Lacroix is building on this momentum and positioning a ‘fitted-for-purpose’ variant of its Sylena decoy launching systems for Singapore’s upcoming multi-role combat vessel (MRCV) programme.
As part of these efforts, the company displayed a model of the Sylena Mk 2 launcher at the IMDEX 2019 naval and maritime exhibition in Singapore. The launcher, which can be loaded with the company’s Special Advanced Lacroix Electromagnetic (SEALEM) 08-01 or SEALEM 08-02 rounds, is similar to the ones being fitted on the Maharaja Lela class.
These decoys feature corner reflector (CNR) technology for more realistic emulation of ship signatures, and can protect the host vessel from threats that utilise RF and IIR (imaging infrared) homing methods.