Elbit Systems Unveils Nano SPEAR™- An Expendable Active RF Decoy to Protect Aircrews and Platforms from Anti-Aircraft Threats

Elbit Systems is unveiling the Nano SPEAR™  at the Paris Airshow, 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.

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