Allen-Vanguard started producing the latest generation of the SCORPION manpack ECM system in 2019, and it is the current in a long line of manportable systems from the company going back almost two decades.
SCORPION is ideal for more mobile ECM applications such as protection for troops deployed on the ground or for specialist EOD teams to provide local protection for an operator approaching a suspect device. Most recently it has been effectively deployed in a Counter Unmanned Aerial System (C-UAS) role. It is a highly versatile and lightweight man-portable system that capitalizes on a wealth of operational feedback and Allen-Vanguard’s extensive experience in providing highly effective ECM protection from Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Device (RCIED) and the growing prominence of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), also known as drones.
With its flexible, modular architecture and wide range of power options, antenna configurations and carriage systems SCORPION is suitable for a number of protection tasks. It delivers a hybrid, full spectrum system with extensive threat band coverage which means it has superior usability, and combined with advanced technologies, makes it the most powerful response to present and future RCIED and drone threats.
According to Allen-Vanguard, the company’s development team are working hard on the next generation of systems which includes their Remote Radio Head, EQUINOX NG-X, and SCORPION-NG. Each of these systems will be the cornerstone capability of their major programs for man-portable, vehicle and advanced future vehicle capabilities for years to come.
Bobby Strawbridge, Director Business Development for Allen-Vanguard, said; “I am delighted that we have reached this significant milestone for SCORPION. It is the ultimate versatile ECM protection, packed with all our years of experience and expertise in defeating the RF threat in a manpack form to maximize its flexibility and utility. Whether in a dismounted role, on EOD operations or vehicle mounted for patrol protection or even at a static location countering radio controlled IEDs or nefarious drones, SCORPION is helping to protect those who face the greatest danger all over the world.”