Elbit Systems unveils drone protection system

Light SPEAR Photo: Elbit Systems

Light Spear's jamming system meets the growing world demand for drones to operate and collect accurate intelligence in highly hostile environments.

Israel defense electronics company Elbit Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq: ESLT; TASE: ESLT) announced today the launching of Light SPEAR self-protection and jamming system for drones (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) (UAS). The system was unveiled at the Farnborough International Airshow in the UK.

Improving the UAS’ survivability and meeting the growing world demand to operate and collect accurate intelligence in highly hostile environments, Light SPEAR is composed of air defense systems and is based on Elbit Systems EW and SIGINT its unit Elisra's operational experience in the development of unified digital EW suites, installed onboard platforms such as fighter jets, helicopters and utility aircraft, already in operational use by the Israeli Air Force and other customers worldwide.

An Electronic Support Measures (ESM) and Electronic Counter Measures (ECM) system for UAS, Light SPEAR is a compact EW system based on multiple DRFM (Digital Radio Frequency Memory (jamming channels, working in parallel and covering a wide spectrum. The system enables easy integration with an array of transmitters and platforms, and its low Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) consumption makes it well suited for UAS platforms operating in hostile environments.

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on July 11, 2016

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Light SPEAR Photo: Elbit Systems
Light SPEAR Photo: Elbit Systems
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