Elta Unveiled a Towed Decoy EW System
4 March, 2018
The ELL-8270 decoy is deployed at a safe distance from the leading aircraft and emits signals to attract hostile missiles, away from the aircraft
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) unveiled earlier this month a new self-protection towed decoy electronic warfare system to add another layer of self-defense for aircrafts. The system, ELL-8270, was developed by IAI’s intelligence subsidiary ELTA Group. It is towed by the aircraft, and providing protection it by luring radar-guided missiles.
The ELL-8270 is differentiated from other solutions in being completely autonomous, which means it needs no power or signals from the towing aircraft. During flights in areas threatened by enemy missiles, the decoy is deployed at a safe distance from the leading aircraft and emits signals to attract the missile, away from the aircraft. The system is capable of handling several threats simultaneously, can be used by all aircraft types and can be rolled back into the aircraft or jettisoned, if necessary.
IAI said that ELL-8270 is effective self-defense solution against all radar-guided missiles, including the most modern ones, and is aimed to be the last layer of protection after all previous defenses had failed and a missile had been launched towards the aircraft. According to the company, the new decoy is also less expensive than other solutions that achieve the same results. The ELL-8270 joins to the ELL-8212 and ELL-8222 self-defense pods, the ELL-8265 advanced warning and positioning systems and the ELL-8260 integrative self-protection suits.
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