Saab conducts first flight of new airborne jammer
Saab has announced that it has conducted the initial flight trials of its new Electronic Attack Jammer Pod (EAJP) on-board a Gripen fighter.
Carried out on 4 November, the trials involved the testing of the pod’s interfaces with the aircraft’s hardware and software, as well as carrying out cockpit control and monitoring.
The EAJP pod is part of the company’s Arexis family of electronic warfare (EW) systems, protecting aircraft against radars using jamming functions, which serves to block an enemy’s ability to attack it.
This development is part of a broader effort from Saab to evolve its electronic attack capabilities, and the EAJP will complement the built-in electronic attack capabilities of the on-board EW system on the company’s newest variant of the fighter, the Gripen E/F.
‘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,’ Anders Carp, senior VP and head of Saab’s surveillance business area, said.
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