November 13, 2021 | By Tyler Durden | Photo Image Source: Zero Hedge
“Gideon Fustick, Marketing VP EW Group at IAI, told Forbes, “We call it [Scorpius family of systems] ‘soft protection.’ It’s an offensive weapon that doesn’t send out missiles. It’s not a hard-kill system,” adding that “it is very effective in engaging and disabling enemy systems.”
Fustick describes the new weapon as having a tremendous advantage over legacy electromagnetic warfare weapons because it can shoot targeted beams without interfering with unintended targets. He called this a “revolution in warfare.”
“The enemy is trying to use the electromagnetic domain for all these activities,” he said. “We are also trying to use them. And we’re each trying to deny the other side from the use of the electromagnetic domain.” Planes, drones, missiles, and other weapons of war operate using electromagnetic magnetic sensors to navigate and communicate – by denying the enemy access to the electromagnetic domain. It can severely impair their warfare capability.
“It’s the first system that can really detect anything in the sky and address multiple targets in different directions and different frequencies simultaneously,” Fustick added, noting that previous electronic warfare technology was not able to engage multiple targets at once.
Fustick said the Scorpius has already been exported to “several prominent customers” as the race to dominate the electromagnetic warfare domain heats up.”
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