An Israeli company has developed the world’s first military defense system that is capable of detecting – and disrupting – multiple enemy targets at different distances using electronic beams.
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), Israel’s leading aerospace and aviation manufacturer, has unveiled a new defense system that is expected to revolutionize electronic warfare through highly efficient and accurate scanning of the sky for potential threats through electronic beams.
The new electronic warfare system, called Scorpius, is available for the full range of the modern battlefield: air, sea and land.
The purpose of the Scorpius system is to secure military superiority in the electronic arena, a crucial part of the modern battlefield that usually determines which side emerges victorious in rapid combat situations.
Scorpius can target and jam the communication and radar systems of enemy ships, missiles and UAVs among other things.
Adi Dulberg, general manager of the IAI’s Intelligence Division, explained the critical role of electromagnetic capabilities in modern warfare.
“The modern battlefield depends on the electromagnetic domain for sensing, communications and navigation. Protecting the use of the electromagnetic domain for our forces, while denying its use by the enemy, has become mission-critical for success in combat and for ensuring the superiority of our forces in the field,” Dulberg said.
Scorpius is expected to become a game changer in modern warfare by effectively neutralizing multiple enemy targets through highly accurate electronic beams instead of bullets and missiles. In other words, the system preemptively disrupts enemy systems before they become serious threats.
“The new technology, developed by IAI’s talented engineers, tips the scale of electronic warfare, providing world-first breakthrough capabilities for electronic defense and disrupting enemy systems,” Dulberg stated.
Consequently, Scorpius quickly secures victory in the modern battlefield while simultaneously reducing potential human casualties on the battlefield.
The Scorpius system reportedly also provides electronic warfare training for air force pilots and support training for fifth-generation aircraft such as America’s and Israel’s highly advanced F35 fighter jets.
IAI was established in 1953 as Bedek Aviation Company by the late Israeli President Shimon Peres and American-Israeli businessman Al Schwimmer. In the 1950s and 1960s, France became the young Jewish state’s main provider of military hardware.
However, following the French boycott of Israel in 1967 when America had not yet become Israel’s leading ally, the Jewish state made the strategic decision to invest heavily in developing its own indigenous military industry with the IAI at its very center. The company originally focused on aircraft maintenance but has become a leading producer of advanced military systems for land, sea and space including different UAVs and satellite systems.
The All Israel News Staff is a team of journalists in Israel.