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Farnborough 2016: Tip of the Spear

13th July 2016 - 16:30 GMT | by Richard Thomas in Farnborough


With electronic warfare threats and counter-UAS systems increasing in proliferation, companies are looking at ways to protect and harden existing UAS systems for today's battlespace.

At the Farnborough International Airshow 2016 (FIA 16), Elbit Systems revealed the Light Spear self-protection jamming systems that can be fitted to UAS, which will enable platforms to meet the growing demand for intelligence gathering in hostile environments, according to the company.

Light Spear itself is composed of air defence systems and is based on Elbit Systems EW and SIGINT – Elisra's operational experience in the development of digital EW suites, installed onboard platforms such

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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