IAI Introduces New Defensive Electronic Warfare Systems

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) on Thursday unveiled a family of new electronic warfare (EW) systems that can combat a variety of threats, including UAVs, ships, missiles and radar systems.

The Scorpius family of systems scans the entire surrounding area for targets and deploys narrow focus beams to interfere with multiple threats across the electromagnetic spectrum. The system effectively disrupts the operation of electromagnetic systems, including radar, electronic sensors, navigation, and data communications.

Scorpius has unprecedented receiver sensitivity and transmitting power, allowing it to detect and address multiple threats of different types simultaneously from much farther distances than it could in the past.

The Scorpius family includes five systems, the Scorpius G (ground), the Scorpius N (naval), the Scorpius SP (air), the Scorpius SJ (air), and the Scorpius T (training).

The Scorpius G is a ground-based mobile EW system used to detect and interrupt ground and air threats. The system can be quickly deployed to a vehicle and is a “soft kill” air defense system that creates an electronic dome of protection over a wide area.

IAI Scorpius System (Credit: IAI)

The Scorpius N defends ships against advanced threats, including cruise missiles, UAVs, and airborne imaging radars. The extremely high range of systems provides early detection and targeting of threats.

The Scorpius SP is a self-protection capsule for fighter jets, while the SJ is a jammer that disrupts a variety of enemy air and ground electromagnetic operations. The system can be installed on combat and mission aircraft for escort and separation jamming missions or on military transport aircraft. The system can provide protection against all types of air-to-air and ground-to-air threats and works automatically.

The Scorpius T provides EW training for pilots. The system emulates a variety of modern air defense systems simultaneously from a single platform and can support training for fifth-generation aircraft. The system was used during the international Blue Flag air exercise.

“The modern battlefield relies on the electromagnetic domain for sensing, communications and navigation,” said Adi Dulberg, general manager of the IAI Intelligence Division. “Protecting the use of the electromagnetic domain for our forces, while denying its use by the enemy, has become a critical mission for success in combat and to ensure the superiority of our forces in the field. The new technology, developed by talented IAI engineers tip the scale of electronic warfare, providing the world’s revolutionary breakthrough capabilities for electronic defense and disruption of enemy systems. “


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