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Saab announced successful results of first flight tests with its new advanced Electronic Attack Jammer Pod (EAJP). The pod forms part of Saab’s Arexis family of electronic warfare systems. Its interfaces with the aircraft’s hardware and software as well as cockpit control and monitoring were tested during the flight. This new EAJP pod can protect aircraft against radars by sophisticated jamming functions, thereby blocking the opponent’s ability to attack them.

The EAJP might be integrated into Saab’s new Gripen E/F fighter or many other aircraft types. “We performed the flight tests with a Gripen fighter and this new pod is an important part of the development of our new electronic attack capability”, says Anders Carp, Senior Vice President and Head of Saab’s business area Surveillance.

Electronic warfare systems are also used for self-protection by passively detecting hostile radar systems and missiles, protecting the aircraft or platform by using active and passive countermeasures. Offensive electronic warfare, also known as electronic attack, involves actively sending jamming signals to disrupt the sensors in the enemy’s air defence systems so they do no longer constitute a threat.

Dorothee Frank