Israeli defense technology company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has released a vidoes of the advanced airborne electronic warfare system pod, The Sky Shield. The Sky Shield engages enemy radars in hostile environments, providing comprehensive electronic countermeasures against enemy threats. The system creates a corridor for multiple attacking aircraft, thus increasing aircraft survivability in time and providing attack options. The fully autonomous system’s compact design and two configurations of 350 kilograms (772 pounds) and 700 kilograms (1543 pounds) allow it to be fitted on small and large aerial platforms.
The Sky Shield pod covers frequency spectrum range from D band to KU band and includes a digital interferometer system for signal detection, a Digital Radio Frequency Memory (DRFM) based technique generator and a modular solid-state active electronically scanned array transmitter for jamming. The compact electronic warfare pod is an all-inclusive multi-purpose escort jammer and electronic attack system. The system was purchased by the Brazilian Air Force in 2006 for its AMX A-1 fighter aircraft for SEAD missions. On February 2022, Rafael announced finalization of the development and conduction of flight test of a new generation of Sky Shield for an undisclosed customer.