Lightweight EW Passive Sensor Offers New Flexibility 

Saab’s Sirius Compact can easily be integrated to drones, vehicles, vessels, masts or man-portable applications, allowing users to rapidly deploy the system and scale its coverage as the situation demands By DA Reporter / 16 May 2022
Sirius Compact

Saab has unveiled a lightweight Electronic Warfare (EW) passive sensor to meet surveillance challenges across all levels of tactical operations by locating threats while remaining undetected.

The Sirius Compact brings new capabilities thanks to its low Size, Weight and Power (SWaP), particularly in comparison to equivalent larger static solutions. Because it can easily be integrated to drones, vehicles, vessels, masts or man-portable applications, users can rapidly deploy the system and scale its coverage as the situation demands.

“Operations in the electromagnetic spectrum of a modern battlefield are a constantly evolving challenge,” said Carl-Johan Bergholm, head of Saab’s business area Surveillance. “The need to remain undetected, while deploying with discretion and agility has been at the forefront of the development of Sirius Compact.”

Sirius Compact is modular, scalable and can be used stand-alone, in a network of sensors or as a complement to existing sensors. By enhancing situational awareness through silent detection, classification and prioritization of radar and datalink emissions, it is also a force-multiplier enabling users to locate threats whilst remaining undetected. Autonomous operation enables assimilation and compilation of situational awareness information without the need to store sensitive data in the sensor.

Development and production of Sirius Compact is shared between Saab in Sweden and Finland, in line with Saab’s strategy to further strengthen its domestic presence on selected markets outside of Sweden.

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