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.