Dubai Air Show

Elettronica now protects Apache helicopters

 - December 7, 2006, 10:49 AM

Elettronica has become a leader in the development of electronic warfare systems to protect many different types of military aircraft as well as warships. The company’s experience in the use of solid-state technology for the design and production of passive electronic support measures for use with laser warners and missile approach warners is evident on Stand C209.

Drawing on the company’s expertise in producing the defensive aids subsystem for the Eurofighter Typhoon and adopted by all four sponsor nations, Elettronica has developed a compact self-protection system for attack helicopters such as the Boeing AH-64 Apache in service with several air forces in the Gulf region.

The Italian company’s mastery of solid-state techniques has enabled it to produce compact installations without compromising performance. On the contrary, the company is able to propose solutions that save space, while very small transmitter/receiver modules trigger an electronically steered pencil beam should the library identify a signal as hostile. This automatically activates the jammer with great precision and minimum power use.  

The compact and lightweight nature of the company’s products has enabled it to design an installation for weapon pylons without compromising the payload. It is suitable for the Lockheed Martin F-16 and other fighters with standard pylons and may be seen on the Elettronica stand.