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EW Europe 2018: Saab to fly jamming pod by 2020

7th June 2018 - 14:00 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in Lausanne


Swedish company Saab has said it will begin flight tests for a new jamming pod by the beginning of next decade, as it eyes a growing requirement from several air forces for organic electronic attack capabilities.

The jamming pod, which was first revealed last year as part of a wider electronic warfare package known as Arexis, is currently undergoing sub-system development and will eventually be built into a prototype ready for flight tests.

These flight tests will likely take place on a Gripen C/D aircraft owing to the availability of this type of aircraft to manufacturer Saab. Despite this, the …

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