New Compact Electronic Support Measure System Unveiled

IAI’s TacSense is designed to provide high-performance ESM in tactical scenarios, such as ground force maneuvers, discreet operation from fixed installations, and operation from SWaP-constrained aerial platforms By DA Reporter / 08 Nov 2022
TacSense

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has unveiled TacSense (ELL-8395), its latest tactical Electronic Support Measures (ESM) system designed with a compact form factor with minimal Size, Weight and Power (SWaP).

This allows TacSense to be deployed from a range of platforms including tactical ground vehicles and small UAVs. In addition, a manpack configuration enables the system to be carried on foot by one person, even over difficult terrain. The system’s low SWaP also facilitate discreet, camouflaged installation at fixed locations.

TacSense is designed to provide high-performance ESM in tactical scenarios, such as ground force maneuvers, discreet operation from fixed installations, and operation from aerial platforms that are limited in their capacity to contain large sensors.

Capitalizing on IAI-ELTA’s heritage in the design and development of advanced radar and ESM technologies, TacSense employs the latest techniques to intercept, classify, track and analyze radars, including Low Probability of Intercept (LPI) emitters. Covering the entire radar frequency spectrum, TacSense provides powerful, comprehensive ESM capabilities, giving operators a real-time understanding of hostile radars that are threatening them with surveillance and targeting. The system can also detect forces beyond visual range, and under deep cover, where radar and EO/IR systems are unable to penetrate.

“With the ever-increasing proliferation of radar technology in the tactical arena, whether for defensive purposes or targeting, ESM is gaining critical importance in contending with the electronic threats,” said Adi Dulberg, VP & General Manager, IAI/ELTA Intelligence, Comms & EW Division. “With TacSense, we are now able to answer the need for a compact and cost-effective ESM system with superb performance. The system can be easily deployed by mobile forces, and its size and cost make it equally effective for protecting high-value fixed installations”.

TacSense has been selected for use by a first customer, with ‘several tens’ of operational systems under contract, according to IAI.

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