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NEXEYA France has created an integrated 360° multi-domain self-defence Command and Control (C2) system that includes a range of on-board sensors to detect and protect against threats from above and under water in addition to those on land.

The LYNCEA DEFEND C2 system has been developed with the goal of supporting the vessel’s crew with a comprehensive tactical situation assessment. The centralisation of data accelerates the decision-making process, supports the analysis of critical threats and allows for the quick assignment of the appropriate countermeasures. To do so, LYNCEA uses advanced software algorithms that analyse behavioural patterns in the vicinity in real-time. Potential threats are tracked and classified according to their threat level using smart decision aids while automatic visual and audible alarm warnings notify operators of threats. The relevant countermeasures can be assigned manually by the crew or automatically by the system.

To detect threats, LYNCEA DEFEND uses:

  • its long-range navigation radar
  • an air drone radar
  • a Radio Frequency (RF) scan detector
  • a diver detection sonar
  • laser warner
  • day and night optical cameras
  • the LYNCEA surveillance UAV (which us deployed for damage assessment)

The countermeasures include a laser dazzler, drone jamming device, underwater loudhailers and LYNCEA’s weapon system.

LYNCEA DEFEND joins the LYNCEA product family as the sixth product, adding to:

  • LYNCEA MOBILE as an option for fast boats
  • LYNCEA PATROL for patrol boats
  • LYNCEA COMBAT for heavily armed patrol boats
  • LYNCEA COMMAND for command centres
  • LYNCEA TRAINING for training centres.

LYNCEA is already in use on the French Navy’s Floréal Surveillance Frigate, the A69 type Offshore Patrol Vessel and the POM type Patrol Vessel. It is also deployed on vessels of the Navy of Cameroon and the Navy of Senegal.

Jack Richardson