TCI International, Inc. (TCI) and Enterprise Control Systems Ltd. (ECS) will jointly emphasize the following items of interest to the electromagnetic warfare community:
ECS joins TCI under SPX Corporation: SPX announced on August 3 that it had acquired ECS and joined TCI under the corporation’s Communications Technology (“CommTech”) platform to address evolving threats in the RF spectrum battlespace. Headquartered near Northampton, UK, ECS is a leader in the design and manufacture of highly engineered tactical datalinks and radio frequency (RF) inhibitors, to counter – unmanned aerial systems (C-UAS) and counter remotely controlled improvised explosive devices (C-RCIEDs).
Introducing BlackTALON: Integrated counter-drone solution – ECS and TCI introduce the new BlackTALON series of counter-drone solutions. The new platform provides RF-only drone detection, location and defeat capabilities; or the addition of radar and electro-optical sensors for more robust detection, tracking and target identification. In addition, any existing Blackbird COMINT system can be upgraded to perform full drone RF detection, location, identification, tracking, and defeat.
Introducing Independent Claw: Independent Claw is a self-contained directional inhibitor system that combines an RF transmitter with a high-gain, multi-band directional antenna system. Claw RF Inhibitor’s sensor-agnostic, modular design means it could not be easier for an integrator looking for an RF defeat solution to harmonize seamlessly with third-party multisensory C2 drone detection and kinetic systems, to provide world-class RF inhibition capability for C-UAS.
Introducing BlackSWIFT: Next Generation Tactical COMINT Hardware Platform – TCI leverages 50+ years’ RF spectrum expertise to provide significant performance improvements and higher levels of CONOPS flexibility with its BlackSWIFT hardware platform. Designed to operate the Blackbird COMINT and drone detection and geolocation software, the platform provides faster scan rates, broader instantaneous bandwidths, programmable DDCs, and man portable IP67 and rack-mount configurations.
Together, ECS and TCI will provide a more holistic, yet increasingly customer-tailored solution for the full lifecycle of RF communications: from tactical datalinks providing long-range, secure communications; to tactical SIGINT/COMINT solutions that detect, locate and classify RF communications; to RF inhibitors that can inhibit RF communications signals. Hardware and software integration across offerings from both companies will optimize signals intelligence, paint a clearer battlefield common operational picture (COP) of the RF spectrum and facilitate threat interdiction.
TCI International, Inc., is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SPX Corporation. TCI provides turn-key solutions for spectrum management and monitoring, direction finding, geolocation and communications intelligence to civilian, government, military and intelligence agencies as well as antennas for communications and high-power radio broadcasting. TCI is headquartered in Fremont, California, USA. For more information, visit www.tcibr.com.