The Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) is putting the acquisition of Decoy Cartridges (DC), specifically 130MM Naval Countermeasure Rounds up for tender.
— In order to protect DALO ships from hostile missile attacks, DALO has a need for acquiring DC's.
— Royal Danish Navy has used DC's as a soft kill weapon against missile threats the last 30 years.
— DALO assess that the use of soft kill in combination with hard kill will have a significantly positive impact for the probability of self protection against hostile attacks.
— The purpose of acquiring DC’s is to be able to create a “false” radar signature (Radar Cross Section (RCS)) sending the radio signature away from DALO’s ship. In order to induce the missile threat to attack the “false” signature it is required that the ”false” signature is larger than the signature released from DALO’s own ships signature. To make a larger signature than DALO’s ship, it may be necessary to use more than one DC.
— The Royal Danish Navy vessels are currently using the C-Guard system produced and delivered by TERMA A/S with launcher type MK 137 (NSN 1055226149753) to launch the Decoy Cartridge.
— Loading of launchers will possibly be done prior to going to sea and loading/reloading may occur when vessels are operating out at sea.
— In order to cover DALO's demands, DALO will enter 4 lots:
— — Lot 1: 130 MM Distraction decoys,
— — Lot 2: 130 MM Duel decoys,
— — Lot 3: 130 MM Infrared decoys,
— — Lot 4: 130 MM Seduction decoys.