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March 5, 2018 2:23 pm

Israeli Defense Firm Announces New Anti-Missile Technology for Aircraft

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An illustrative representation of ELL-8270 air-defense system. Photo: Israel Aerospace Industries.

JNS.org – Israel Aerospace Industries announced a new electronic welfare system to protect Israeli aircraft from surface-to-air missiles.

The new ELL-8270 system, developed by the ELTA division of Israel Aerospace Industries, is a decoy device tethered to Israeli aircraft that draws in incoming enemy missiles by means of a transponder system.

The new system is autonomous, lightweight, battery-perated and requires minimal pilot control, enabling aircraft to increase survivability over enemy territory. It can also deal with multiple threats simultaneously.

The technology will not replace current anti-missile systems, but will be added as an additional layer of protection to selected aircraft.

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