AESA Airborne Self Protection Jammer Pods for Air Force in Asia

Using Digital Radio Frequency Memory and electronic countermeasure techniques, Israel Aerospace Industries’ Scorpius-SP provides protection against air-to-air and surface-to-air threats in a dense radar-guided weapons environment By DA Reporter / 30 Jun 2022
AESA Airborne Self Protection Jammer Pods for an Asian Air Force

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has been awarded a new multi-million-dollar deal for the provision of its Scorpius-SP Airborne Self Protection Jammer pods with Active Electronic Scanned Array (AESA) technology (ELL-8222SB) for an Air Force in Asia. 

Scorpius-SP is based on cutting-edge AESA technology with multi-beam operation – the ability to simultaneously detect and suppress multiple threats in different directions around the aircraft. This 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 the targets. 

Utilizing Digital Radio Frequency Memory (DRFM) and a range of sophisticated Electronic Countermeasure (ECM) techniques, Scorpius-SP provides protection against all types of Air-to-Air (A/A) and Surface-to-Air (S/A) threats in a dense radar-guided weapons environment. Based on IAI-ELTA’s ELL-8222 pod configuration, this compact, lightweight, and aerodynamic pod is similar in contor to A/A missiles and may be installed on outer wing stations of fighters and other aircraft. The jammer significantly enhances aircraft survivability and mission success in highly challenging threat environments.

The technology behind Scorpius-SP is based on IAI-ELTA’s decades of development and operational experience in AESA technology. IAI-ELTA has developed AESA to meet the challenging requirements in the domain of Electronic Warfare (EW), culminating in the Scorpius family of systems.

Scorpius-SP is the implementation of Scorpius technology for aerial self-protection. Other Scorpius systems include Scorpius-G for ground-based electronic defense, Scorpius-N for naval EW, Scorpius-T for aircrews’ live training, and Scorpius-SJ for aerial support and stand-off jamming.

“We are proud to be pioneers in AESA EW, which heralds the next generation in Electronic Warfare,” said Adi Dulberg, VP & General Manager, IAI/ELTA Intelligence, Comms & EW Division. “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.”

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