INFODAS has been contracted by Leonardo to enable bi-directional data exchange between domains of different classification level for NATO’s Joint Electronic Warfare Core Staff (JEWCS).
In 2019, Leonardo signed a contract worth approximately €180M to provide new electronic warfare training equipment for the NATO Joint Electronic Warfare Core Staff (JEWCS). Leonardo was selected in an international competition and will incorporate technology from partner Cobham and Elettronica. The contract was placed by the UK Ministry of Defence as the host nation for NATO JEWCS, which is based at the Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) in Yeovilton. Equipment will be delivered in tranches over the next 4 years from Leonardo’s Electronic Warfare (EW) centre of excellence in Luton, UK.
NATO JEWCS is the Alliance Agency responsible for the high-tech world of electronic warfare. When NATO forces go on operations, they can expect the enemy to try and disrupt their radars, GPS and communications. Therefore, to train realistically, it is important that NATO Forces experience these effects and practice how to counter them. Part of NATO JEWCS’s remit is to improve armed forces – air, land, sea – training by simulating the effects of an enemy’s latest electronic warfare equipment during exercises, creating a ‘hostile environment’ in which to train. To deliver the service, NATO JEWCS deploys high-tech EW equipment at training sites around Europe, allowing armed forces to practice their skills in areas such as electronic surveillance and electronic countermeasures while facing true-to-life attempts to disrupt their activity.
INFODAS GmbH will provide it’s SDoT cross domain solution products and expertise to Leonardo. All elements of the Secure Domain Transition (SDoT) Product Family have met the German Federal Office of Information Security’s (BSI) requirements for hardware and software security at the German SECRET and below level. NATO SECRET and EU SECRET approvals were granted as well after in-depth, multi-year evaluations. Special versions for vehicles and UAV’s will become available soon.