Based on ELTA ELL-8222 Pod Configuration
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has been awarded a new multi-million-dollar contract for its Scorpius-SP Airborne Self Protection Jammer pods with Active Electronic Scanned Array (AESA) technology (ELL-8222SB), for an Asian air force, the company announced on 21 June.
Scorpius-SP is based on cutting-edge AESA technology with multi-beam operation – the ability to simultaneously detect and suppress multiple threats from different directions. AESA multi-beam technology provides exceptionally high sensitivity, allowing the system to detect advanced threats including low probability of intercept (LPI) radar, and very high jamming power for effective suppression of targets. These capabilities represent a breakthrough in electronic protection and attack, creating the most effective airborne self-protection system currently available.
Scorpius-SP uses digital RF memory (DRFM) and a range of sophisticated ECM techniques, providing protection against all types of air and surface threats in a dense radar-guided weapons environment. Based on IAI-ELTA’s best-selling ELL-8222 pod configuration, this compact, lightweight aerodynamic pod is similar in contour to air-to-air missiles and may be installed on an aircraft’s outer wing stations. The jammer significantly enhances aircraft survivability and mission success in today’s highly challenging threat environment.
“IAI-ELTA’s AESA jammer pods will provide our customer with the best protection available today for their aircraft and crews. We will continue to develop and promote innovative solutions in the Scorpius family of AESA EW systems,” stated Adi Dulberg, VP/GM IAI/ELTA Intelligence, Comms and EW Division.