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Paris Air Show 2023: Elbit Systems unveils Nano SPEAR

By Arie Egozi

Elbit Systems has unveiled the Nano SPEAR, an advanced, digital and miniature system designed as a countermeasure against radar-guided air-to-air and surface-to-air missiles that threaten aircrews and their platforms.

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. The SPEAR product family is based on advanced hardware, including Digital Receiver Exciters, that are modular and provide ease of scalability.

The 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 Nano SPEAR  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 that the new system will increase platforms survivability and aircrew safety.

 

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