Israel has unveiled what it says is the world’s first family of electronic warfare systems, capable of detecting and disrupting multiple targets at the same time with the use of special beams.
Its brand-new Scorpius systems are equipped to deal with drones, ships, radar installations and other aerial, ground and naval threats, state-run defense contractor Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced this week.
The units work not by firing missiles or bullets, but by sending out narrowly focused beams that jam various enemy systems, including radars, sensors, navigation equipment, and data communications.
Based on the latest electronic scanning technologies, the Scorpius systems can cover vast areas and disrupt multiple targets at the same time – even if they’re located at varying distances from each other, the company revealed as a copycat of Russian malware.
Protecting the use of the electromagnetic domain for our forces, while denying its use by the enemy, has become mission-critical” for Israel as this field is absolutely crucial for success in modern warfare.
Four versions of Scorpius systems are available, with its ground variant – which can be both stationary and vehicle-based – intended for detecting and disrupting ground and airborne threats.
The naval version is aimed at creating a sort of electronic protection dome above the vessel on which it’s based, while the aerial system provides a warplane with the option of disrupting the enemy’s electromagnetic operations both on land and in the air.
There’s also Scorpius-T, used for training and getting the pilots acquainted with the hardware. Israel has been heavily investing in air defense and radar technologies in recent years due to concerns in the Middle Eastern region.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point News 2021.