Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), the Israeli defense contractor that is run by the state, announced on Thursday a new range of electronic warfare system families capable of deterring and disrupting various threats. 

This’revolutionary weapon’, also known as the Scorpius weapons family, does not fire missiles at ships or drones. Instead, it emits focused beams which interfere with electromagnetic frequencies.

This disrupts operation of many systems including navigation, radar and sensors as well as data communications.

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It is also known as “soft protection.” It is offensive weapon but doesn’t launch missiles. In an interview with Forbes, Gideon Fustick, IAI’s Marketing Vice President EW Group, stated that it is not hard-killing.  

“But it’s very efficient in engaging and disabling enemies systems.

Israeli's state-run defense contractor announced a new family of electronic warfare systems on Thursday. The Scorpius family of weapons sends out focused beams that interfere with electromagnetic spectrums

On Thursday, the Israeli state-run defense contractor revealed a new generation of electronic warfare system families. Scorpius weapon family sends focused beams which interfere with the electromagnetic spectrum

This system is able to detect multiple threats at once from many types of threat and can transmit them from greater distances and with greater sensitivity than ever before. 

Fustick is convinced that electromagnetic warfare will become more common, and Israel, with Scorpius in its arsenal, is well-positioned to face the challenges of the future. 

Fustick stated that “more and more activity from warfare is being sent into the electromagnetic realm.” 

“Planes and missiles as well as UAVs use electromagnetic magnetic methods to detect the environment, navigate, and communicate with each other.  

The Scorpius system includes five components, Scorpius G which can be used to ground, and Scorpius N that is used for naval. 

There are are five components as part of the Scorpius system, including Scorpius G, which is used for ground

The Scorpius System includes five components, Scorpius G being used to ground, and Scorpius G which comprises the other four.

Scorpius P is used for air and self protection, while Scorpius J is used for air and standoff jammer

Scorpius P serves as self defense and air, while Scorpius J works for standoff and air.

The last component, known as Scorpius T, is used for training. IAI first showed off the new Scorpius-T training system in late October

Training is provided by the last component known as Scorpius T. IAI presented the Scorpius T system for training in its new form late October.

Scorpius P serves as an air filter and protection device, and Scorpius J works as a standoff and jammer. 

This last component is known as Scorpius T and it’s used for training.

IAI showed the Scorpius T system to be trained in its new form late October. 

Fustick is convinced that electromagnetic warfare will become more common, and Israel, with Scorpius in its arsenal, is well placed for the future.

He stated that the enemy was trying to exploit the electromagnetic domain in order to carry out all of these activities. 

“We’re also trying to use these. It’s our mutual attempt to ignore the negative side of the electromagnetic domain.

The new weapon system uses electronically scanned array technology to look at the sky and send out a targeted beam.  

It can be used to attack targets using beams rather than missiles or bullets.

Fustick stated that electronic and soft defense systems offer a number of advantages. 

You don’t have to run out of ammunition. There is no need for you to ask the question, ‘do i or do i not engage in that specific threat?’

It was revealed just days after Israel announced that it would test a huge reconnaissance balloon above its northern borders with Lebanon.

The High Availability Aerostat System, also known as Sky Dew (or Sky Dew), is a sophisticated missile- and aircraft detection system. 

Sky Dew is fitted with elevated sensors, which are specifically designed to detect ballistic, hypersonic and cruise missiles and other aerial targets at greater range. 

Israel’s ‘airborne laser,’ used to take down several drones in June.