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Eurosatory 2022: Carboteh remasters the art of deception

20th June 2022 - 14:00 GMT | by Samuel Beal

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Battlefield Anti-Aircraft Non-Lethal System on display at Eurosatory 2022. (Photo: Sam Beal)

Technology from Slovenia spoofs aircraft into firing their chaff and other countermeasures against imaginary MANPADS.

Slovenia-based Carboteh, a spinoff company from Guardiaris, unveiled its new Battlefield Anti-Aircraft Non-Lethal System (BANS) at Eurosatory 2022 in Paris on 13-17 June.

BANS is a disarmingly simple innovation for VSHORAD that operates without firing a shot. The light shoulder weapon simulates a missile launch pattern that digitally triggers, or rather spoofs, a warning and detection system aboard an aircraft.

Expecting an incoming missile, the aircraft is likely instantly to release countermeasures such as chaff. But in depleting its stocks of flares against imaginary threats, aircraft are left exposed to actual anti-aircraft missiles.

If BANS is used correctly in tandem with a

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