Defensive Electronic Warfare Systems Unveiled

By Phoebe Grinter / 12 Nov 2021

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)’s new Scorpius Electronic Warfare (EW) systems are capable of simultaneously targeting multiple threats, across frequencies and in different directions.

With Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA)’s multi-beam capability, Scorpius can simultaneously scan the surrounding region for targets and deploy narrowly focused beams to interfere with multiple threats across the electromagnetic spectrum.

Scorpius G

The system is able to target a range of threats, including UAVs, ships, missiles, communication links, Low Probability Of Interception (LPOI) radars, and more. It then effectively disrupts the operation of their electromagnetic systems, including radar and electronic sensors, navigation, and data communications.

Scorpius’ technological breakthrough is characterized by unprecedented receiver sensitivity and transmission power, exceeding those of legacy EW systems. This allows Scorpius to detect multiple threats, of different kinds, simultaneously, from increased distances, and to address each threat with a customized response.

Scorpius is available across multiple domains: 

Scorpius G (ground) is a ground-based EW system designed to detect and disrupt ground- and airborne threats. Scorpius G is a mobile system, and can be quickly deployed by vehicle. It represents a new category of air defense systems known as ‘soft-kill’ air defense, which creates an electronic dome of protection above a wide geographic sector to neutralize a broad range of modern threats.

Scorpius N (naval) is an EW system dedicated to defending ships against advanced threats in the marine arena, including: Over-the-Horizon Anti-Ship Cruise Missiles, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and airborne imaging radars. Scorpius’ high range provides early detection and targeting of threats for effective protection in the naval domain.

Scorpius SP is a self-protection pod for combat aircraft, and the Scorpius SJ is a standoff jammer that disrupts enemy aerial and ground-based electromagnetic operations across a vast sector. 

Scorpius T (training) provides EW training for pilots. Scorpius T can emulate a variety of modern air-defense systems simultaneously, from a single platform. Its advanced emulation capabilities support training for fifth-generation aircraft. 

Scorpius T

“The modern battlefield depends on the electromagnetic domain for sensing, communications, and navigation. Protecting the use of the electromagnetic domain for our forces, while denying its use by the enemy, have become mission-critical for success in combat and for ensuring the superiority of our forces in the field,” said Adi Dulberg, General Manager, Intelligence Division, IAI. “The new technology, developed by IAI’s talented engineers, tips the scale of electronic warfare, providing world-first breakthrough capabilities for electronic defense and disrupting enemy systems.” 

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