Electronic Attack Jammer Pod by Saab takes flight
SWEDEN. Saab carried out introductory flight tests with its new advanced Electronic Attack Jammer Pod (EAJP). The pod’s interfaces with the aircraft’s hardware and software as well as cockpit control and monitoring were tested during the flight.
The purpose of Saab’s new EAJP pod is to protect aircraft against radars by sophisticated jamming functions, thereby blocking the opponent’s ability to attack them. The first flight marks an important step of the pod’s development program.
According to the company, the EAJP is a complement to the built-in electronic attack capabilities of the advanced on-board electronic warfare system on Saab’s new Gripen E/F fighter. It can also be used on other aircraft types. The pod forms part of Saab’s Arexis family of electronic warfare systems.
Electronic warfare systems are also used for self-protection by passively detecting hostile radar systems and missiles, and protecting the aircraft or platform by using active and passive countermeasures.