Beams Not Bullets: IAI Electronic War system advertised as battlefield breakthrough

Defense contractor Israel Aerospace Industries unveiled a new electronic warfare system Thursday, praising as the first ever die can target multiple threats simultaneously, even at different distances.

The system, called Scorpius, can disrupt communications and radar systems of UAVs, ships, missiles and more, according to IAI.

Scorpius scans the whole sky and can focus narrowly focused beams “at any wavelength, any frequency, any” direction against specific goals without in to grab with someone else,” IAI’s Gideon Fustick told Forbes. “We believe this is the revolution. It is the future of electronic warfare,” Fustick said.

“Scorpius’ technological breakthrough is characterized by unprecedented receiver sensitivity and transmission power (ERP), way beyond die of legacy EW systems. This allows Scorpius to detect multiple threats, of different species at once, from dramatically greater distances, and to deal with any threat with a modified answer,” IAI . said in a statement.

The new Scorpion system can be attached to ground, marine and air forces, according to the semi state-owned IAI.

an IAI official said the new technologies “tilt the scales” of electronic warfare.”

“The modern battlefield depends on the electromagnetic domain for detection, communication and navigation. Protection of the use of the electromagnetic domain for our armed forces, while denying that use By the enemy, has become mission-critical for success in combat and for ensure the superiority of our armed forces in the field,” said Adi Dulberg, general manager of IAI’s intelligence division, in a statement.

Beams Not Bullets: IAI Electronic War system advertised as battlefield breakthrough

Illustration of Scorpius Systems (IAI)

“The new technology, developed by the talented engineers at IAI, the scale tips of electronic warfare, providing world-first groundbreaking possibilities for electronic defense and disruptive enemy systems,” added Dulberg.

IAI, develops and produces advanced systems for air, space, maritime, land, cyber and homeland security.

Since 1953, the company has been supplying technology solutions for government and commercial customers worldwide, including: satellites, UAVs, missiles, weapons systems and ammunition, unmanned and robotic systems and radar. The company is one of Israel’s largest technology employers with offices and R&D centers in Israel and surroundings world. Founded by the state, it has undergone privatization, but the state retains a majority stake in the firm.

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