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Indra to lead European EW protection development project

29th November 2019 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Indra has been appointed by the Spanish Ministry of Defense to lead a project to develop an advanced European electronic protection system, the company announced on 25 November.

The project is being carried out under the leadership of Spain with the participation of France, Italy, Germany and Sweden within the framework of an EU Permanent Cooperation Structure (PESCO). The programme aims to develop an advanced electronic protection system that will allow European manned and unmanned combat air units to carry out their missions safely in hostile territory with superiority in the electromagnetic spectrum.

The system will be interoperable with military assets available in NATO countries for operations taking place simultaneously in multiple theatres: land, sea, air, space and cyberspace.

The technology will be developed by Indra within a European consortium. The project will cover the design, development and proof-of-concept of the capability to interfere in multiple ways with enemy electromagnetic systems, covering a wide frequency spectrum. This includes individual jamming capability, joined jamming capability with other platforms and jamming in escort mode.

The system will have a modular, scalable and flexible design to facilitate its integration into the avionics of the aircraft, or to be carried in external pods. It will enable aircraft to carry out missions such as suppressing enemy air defences, escorting other platforms, carrying out unconventional attacks and providing attack support.

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