Leonardo presented Newton, a software product that simulates the latest threats to armed forces and the countermeasures they can take to improve survivability. Newton can be used to accelerate and validate the development of new electronic warfare (EW) technologies, tactics and techniques. The physics-based virtual environment allows new technologies to be digitally modeled and virtually tested in a realistic environment that replicates the battlefields of today and tomorrow.
Previously, simulations only covered one area, but modern conflicts are much more likely to involve air, land, naval and even space forces in the same engagement. That’s why Leonardo’s EW experts evaluated and evolved the company’s existing simulation software to bring it up to date. Newton will be continually updated to ensure it remains compliant with the multi-domain requirements of modern armed forces.
Newton is also the first commercial tool on the market to simulate integrated defensive aid suites across electro-optical (EO), infrared (IR) and radio frequency (RF) sensors and effectors for land, sea and air forces. Another market-first feature is its ability to describe the kind of complex multi-threat, multi-mode engagements that armed forces will face in near-peer conflicts.
The ability to simulate a modern, cluttered EW environment makes Newton useful for a wide range of purposes, including the development of operational tactics and electronic countermeasures, validation, support for advanced research and development, and simulation. pre-operational mission. Leonardo’s EW software is used by the armed forces, research agencies, OEMs and defense contractors.
Newton replaces the company’s Tactical Engagement Simulation Software (TESS™) in the company’s portfolio and leverages over 30 years of EW modeling and simulation experience at the Leonardo Canada – Electronics based subsidiary in Ottawa. As with all of Leonardo’s electronic warfare capabilities, in addition to providing the product itself, Leonardo can provide training and support from a basic level to helping establish national centers of excellence in electronic warfare for a client’s armed forces.
Newton understands the domains of electronic attack, electronic protection and electronic support for air, land and sea. Multi-mode missile navigation, multi-threat, countermeasures management system logic, geospatial and 2D/3D visualization are all simulated in a cluttered, physics-based spectral environment.
Newton adapts to hundreds of platforms, sensors, threats, jammers, countermeasures while maintaining modeling fidelity. Its extensive simulation capabilities are accessed through a modern user-centric user interface to provide an intuitive simulation environment. Newton’s modeling includes an array of current, modern and future threats, sensors and jammers to provide maximum protection for personnel and equipment.