Our counter IED system can help reduce the threat posed by remote control improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The United Nations (UN) reports that hundreds of IED attacks occur every month around the world.
IED attacks are a global issue. They are used in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe, resulting in the loss of thousands of lives. IEDs are used particularly by rogue individuals and non-state armed groups. This is why IED countermeasures, such as Netline’s C-Guard IED jamming technology, have become so important.
IED countermeasures can help combat the destruction caused by terrorist groups and others using IEDs. They play an important role in saving lives, preventing injuries, and reducing societal disruption.
An IED is an explosive device that can be fabricated easily, at a relatively low cost. An IED can take any form and suit any operational environment and is often used for single, targeted attacks.
These self-made bombs are connected to common wireless radio frequency (RF) receivers, such as a two-way radio, mobile phone, pager, remote control and so forth. Remote controlled devices like these, enable terrorists to operate as a single-person, individual terrorist cell without depending on a well-prepared, intelligence-based terror infrastructure.
IEDs are generally made from non-military components and are usually employed by non-state armed groups and resistance movements, mostly in asymmetric warfare. The fact that they are cheap and, relatively speaking, easy to manufacture means that they have increasingly been used as lethal tools of destruction, societal disruption, and terror in recent years.
These kinds of attacks traditionally target concentrations of state forces or civilians. IED attacks currently occur globally on a scale of hundreds of incidents per month, according to data from the UN, resulting in tens of thousands of casualties and an untold amount of destruction and disruption.
The use of IEDs has become so common that AOAV (Action On Armed Violence) reports that IEDs cause more civilian deaths and injuries than ground-launched and air-launched attacks combined.
Netline specialises in electronic warfare systems. We provide a comprehensive, effective method for remotely preventing the detonation of IEDs. Our solution uses full coverage Counter IED (C-IED) technology that can be delivered in multiple configurations, with RF jamming suited to the rapidly shifting demands of operational environments.
Netline’s C-Guard Family provides complete C-IED systems with full spectral coverage and reactive jamming technology. Our products create a virtual “protective dome” that shields the force by preventing remote detonation of IEDs within the protected area.
Our C-IED operational and battle-proven solutions, have been developed by specialists with the highest level of training and knowledge of modern warfare. The extensive research, development and battle-testing mean that our IED solutions are tailored to fit different operational scenarios and mission types.
The C-Guard Counter-IED products are available in both mounted and dismounted configurations:
The C-Guard series supports interoperability with other communication devices and other C-Guard units in the operational arena. Our Software Defined Radio (SDR) technology enables flexibility and adaptation of jamming strategies to specific regions’ conflict zones and threats.
Netline’s C-Guard systems are based on a hybrid jamming technology, combining active and reactive jamming – utilizing the best of both worlds: Reactive jamming surgically defeats high power, short distance (therefore highly threatening) IED threats, while the active jamming defends low power, undetected threats – all within the C-Guard module.
Active jammers continuously broadcast interfering radio signals across the broad range of frequencies most used for hostile communications and for triggering remote controlled IEDs (RCIEDs). By doing so, they attempt to block the ability of the trigger to detonate the IED.
RCIED jammers that function with active methods can be highly effective against low power threats. Each band module can be programmed to block either the entire frequency band (broadband) or to limit jamming to a narrower range within the band. Jamming can be optimised by allocating different power levels to each sub-band.
Reactive jamming technology is a threat-oriented jamming technique. It is based on a real-time, wideband receiver and signal processing, to focus jamming energy against specific detected threats, for wide range jamming.
First, jamming is triggered by a detected threat, then, fast response is deployed for multiple threats, in a simultaneous operation. The reactive jamming method utilises short “look-through” periods to scan for new threats while jamming existing threats. It is highly effective against high power and short-range threats (where active jammers fail).