The Mass (Multi-Ammuniton Softkillsystem) launcher system for decoy operations in all relevant wavelength spectrums is designed to protect naval vessels against attack by sensor-guided weapons.
Within seconds of the release of decoy patterns, the decoy grows to obscure the vessel.
The initial launch image of MASS dramatically illustrates the MASS capability to deploy optimum decoy patterns.
Mass fires 32 identical decoys in a timed sequence in order to divert an incoming projectile step-by-step away from the actual target (e.g. a ship), eventually guiding it into empty space.
October 25, 2005 The effectiveness of armed forces has improved dramatically thanks to the availability of advanced, information-processing sensors, but as these capabilities have spread, the threat to man and material from hostile reconnaissance systems and missiles has also grown and the development of effective protection systems is becoming increasingly important. The recent demonstration of Rheinmetall Waffe Munition’s MASS (Multi Ammunition Softkill System) by BAE Systems for U.S. military forces was a site to behold. The system works in exactly the same way that a bullfighter draws the alignment of the charging bull away from his body – MASS lures the hostile missile system away from its naval target with a optimized key stimuli. Insiders refer to this as the Pamela Anderson principle.
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