Elbit Systems has launched the Nano SPEAR at the Paris Air Show, an advanced, digital and miniature system designed as a countermeasure against radar-guided air-to-air and surface-to-air missiles.
The Nano SPEAR is part of the Self Protection Electronic Attack and Reconnaissance (SPEAR) product family, which includes the Micro SPEAR for very small installations; Light SPEAR for installation on medium-large sized helicopters and UAVs; and the Advanced SPEAR ECM Pod currently on contract for providing active self-protection for the C-390 transport aircraft.
Nano SPEAR is an advanced, expendable RF decoy that uses the aircraft’s existing dispensing system, and once launched, acts independently to lure away hostile radar-guided missiles.
Complementary to the aircraft’s existing EW System and operating in coordination with it, or standalone in the absence of an EW System, this ultra-smart RF decoy, weighing less than 800 grams, enhances the platform’s self-defenses and aircrew survivability, to achieve mission success.
The system features an advanced digital receiver, DRFM, and a sophisticated EW technique generator. This cutting-edge technology allows it to handle the most advanced radar threats. The Nano SPEAR is launched via a standard Counter Measure Dispenser System (CMDS) and provides effective RF protection to legacy and new platforms.
Oren Sabag, General Manager of Elbit Systems ISTAR & EW, said: “We are proud to enable our customers high-end protection capabilities to increase their platform survivability and aircrew safety. We will continue to invest significant R&D efforts to supply the most advanced, cutting edge and cost-effective solutions guaranteeing comprehensive protection and mission success.”