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DSEI 2023: MBDA details CONOPS for Spear-EW stand-off jammer as MoD releases development funds

13th September 2023 - 14:30 GMT | by Leonid Nersisyan in London


The Spear-EW airborne electronic warfare system is intended for use on the F-35. (Photo: author)

Spear-EW, an airborne electronic warfare (EW) system under development by MBDA for use on the UK F-35 fleet, is set to receive additional funding for its rapid design phase from the MoD, the company has announced.

This investment by the MoD in MBDA's Spear-EW will expedite its development, improving its critical subsystems and allow for conducting mission and planning evaluations.

Dean Pask, Spear senior responsible owner at the MoD, emphasized the ministry's commitment to efficient development, saying: 'By embracing collaborative partnering, agile methods and strategic technology, we are steadfastly dedicated to ensuring that our front-line commands receive critical capabilities in the most effective and efficient manner possible.'

Spear-EW is an airborne cruise missile, which carries an EW payload, by contrast with the baseline Spear, which is used as a platform for creating a new lightweight weapon with different functions.

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Leonid Nersisyan


Leonid Nersisyan

Leonid Nersisyan is a defence analyst and research fellow at APRI Armenia. He is a …

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