Israel introduces a new electronic warfare system that uses beams instead of missiles or bullets

Israel’s state-run defense contractor, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), on Thursday announced a new family of electronic warfare systems capable of detecting and disrupting various threats at the same time.

This ‘revolutionary’ system, known as the Scorpius weapon family, does not emit missiles to disarm drones, ships, radar systems or other missiles, but rather emits focused beams that disrupt electromagnetic spectrum.

It disrupts the operation of various systems, including radar, sensors, navigation and data communications.

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‘We call it’ soft protection ‘. It is an offensive weapon that does not send missiles. It’s not a hard-kill system, IAI marketing VP EW Group Gideon Fustick said in an interview with Forbes.

“And yet it is very effective in engaging and disabling enemy systems.”

Israel's state-run defense company on Thursday announced a new family of electronic warfare systems.  The Scorpius family of weapons emits focused rays that interfere with electromagnetic spectra

Israel’s state-run defense company on Thursday announced a new family of electronic warfare systems. The Scorpius family of weapons emits focused rays that interfere with electromagnetic spectra

With significantly greater receiver sensitivity and transmit power, the system can detect multiple threats from different types simultaneously and from longer distances than before.

Fustick believes that more warfare will be in the electromagnetic field, and with Scorpius, Israel is well positioned for the future.

“More and more of the activity of warfare is entering the electromagnetic domain,” Fustick added.

‘Aircraft, missiles, UAVs all use electromagnetic magnetic means, to sense the environment, to navigate and to communicate.’

There are five components as part of the Scorpius system, including Scorpius G, which is used for the ground, and Scorpius N, which is used for navy.

There are five components as part of the Scorpius system, including the Scorpius G, which are used for the ground

There are five components as part of the Scorpius system, including the Scorpius G, which are used for the ground

Scorpius P is used for air and self-protection, while Scorpius J is used for air and standoff jammer

Scorpius P is used for air and self-protection, while Scorpius J is used for air and standoff jammer

The last component, known as the Scorpius T, is used for training.  IAI first unveiled the new Scorpius-T training system in late October

The last component, known as the Scorpius T, is used for training. IAI first unveiled the new Scorpius-T training system in late October

Scorpius P is used for air and self-protection, while Scorpius J is used for air and standoff jammer.

The last component, known as the Scorpius T, is used for training.

IAI first unveiled the new Scorpius-T training system in late October.

Fustick believes that more warfare will be in the electromagnetic field, and with Scorpius, Israel is well positioned for the future.

“The enemy is trying to use the electromagnetic domain for all these activities,” he said.

‘We’re also trying to use them. And we are each trying to deny the other side the use of the electromagnetic domain. ‘

The new weapon system uses electronically scanned array technology to look at the sky and send a targeted beam.

Besides going after targets with beams and not missiles or bullets, it can lower defense costs.

“One of the benefits of electronic or soft defense systems is that the cost per activation is virtually zero,” Fustick said.

‘You do not run out of ammunition, and there is no question of’ I attack or should not engage in the particular threat ”.

The revelation comes days after Israel said it was testing a massive reconnaissance balloon over its northern borders with Lebanon.

The High Availability Aerostat System (HAAS) called ‘Sky Dew’ resembles a giant airship or zeppelin and is equipped with an advanced missile and float detection system.

Sky Dew is equipped with elevated sensors, which are specially designed to detect ballistic, hypersonic missiles and cruise missiles and other air targets at greater range.

In June, Israel used an ‘airborne laser’ to shoot down a number of drones.

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