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Rafael Unveils Sky Shield Airborne Electronic Warfare System Pod

Rafael Unveils Sky Shield Airborne Electronic Warfare System Pod

The Sky Shield engages enemy radars in hostile environments and provides comprehensive electronic countermeasures against enemy threats. According to Rafael’s video, the attacking squadron can use the pod against a territory defended by long-range S400 missiles and SA22 short-range air defence systems.

Rafael Unveils Sky Shield Airborne Electronic Warfare System Pod

The system creates a corridor for multiple attacking aircraft, increasing aircraft survivability over time and providing attack options. The fully self-contained system’s compact design and two 350-kilogram (772-pound) and 700-kilogram (1,543-pound) configurations allow it to fit on both small and large flight platforms.

Rafael Unveils Sky Shield Airborne Electronic Warfare System Pod

The Sky Shield covers a portion of the frequency spectrum from D-band to KU-band; the capsule includes a digital interferometer system for signal detection, a digital radio frequency memory (DRFM)-based technique generator, and a modular solid-state active electronically scanned array for jamming.

Rafael Unveils Sky Shield Airborne Electronic Warfare System Pod

The Electronic Warfare Pod is an all-in-one, multi-role escort jammer and electronic assault system. The Brazilian Air Force bought the system in 2006 for its AMX A-1 fighter jet for SEAD missions. In February 2022, Rafael announced the completion of flight test development and flying a new generation Sky Shield for an undisclosed customer.

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