Thales VIGILE 400 is part of a family of latest generation Electronic Support Measures (ESM) systems tailored for all Naval platforms, both surface and submarine
The VIGILE 400 system offers high sensitivity, wideband detection of all emitters in the C-J radar bands. The wide-open architecture provides 360° coverage and 100% probability of intercept. Furthermore, the system includes a 500MHz wide digital receiver which provides an enhanced ELINT function, enabling Fine Grain Analysis of intra-pulse characteristics.
The digital receiver also provides increased sensitivity over the core VIGILE system, allowing for detection of LPI emitters, and higher accuracy parametric measurements which allows for improved identification precision.
Also included is a set of phase interferometer antennas, providing a very high accuracy Direction Finding capability in the E-J frequency band
The system provides real-time, multiple, instantaneous, radar acquisition handling up to 500 tracks. Also, adaptable library generation by flexible programming and “on-task” modification / updating capability to maximise the ability to cope with new tactical situations is provided.
When coupled with the Scorpion 2 ECM, this system provides a powerful EW suite capable of responding to any radar threat with very low-latency.