Leonardo will unveil ‘Spider’, a new Electronic
Warfare (EW) communications intelligence (COMINT) product, at
Farnborough International Airshow this week.
With eight Radio Frequency antennas contained
within the system, Spider is able to intercept and analyse enemy
communications in real time.
The Spider antenna array weighs less than 20kg
and fits inside a 1.5 x 0.5 x 0.5m pod, allowing it to be
installed on a range of platforms including surveillance aircraft
such as the King Air 350, Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance (MALE)
remotely-piloted air systems and larger aircraft such as
Spider can be combined with Leonardo’s SAGE
Electronic Surveillance Measures/electronic intelligence
(ESM/ELINT) system to provide a full signals intelligence (SIGINT)
capability through a single mission interface. COMINT and ELINT
data will be provided to the crew through a single graphical user
interface which allows mission commander overview or dedicated
COMINT and ELINT analysis.
Trials of Spider were conducted earlier this
year and first deliveries are scheduled for 2019.
Spider will be on show at Leonardo’s stand (L1).
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