Israel has innovated an astonishing new defense weapon that’s in its truest form- invisible.
Named Scorpius, the electromagnetic warfare system sports “missiles” that send narrowly targeted beams of energy that disrupt enemy electronic sensors, navigation, radar, or other electronic activity.
Gideon Fustick the Marketing VP of Israel Aerospace Industries, Israel’s state-run defense contractor said the electronic weapons fall under a category Israel calls “soft protection.” He claimed that the new Scorpius weapons have an advantage over older forms of electromagnetic warfare because they can send targeted beams without interfering with unintended targets. He described Israel’s new weapon as a “revolution in warfare. It’s an offensive weapon that doesn’t send out missiles. It’s not a hard-kill system. And yet, it’s very effective in engaging and disabling enemy systems.”
“It’s the first system that can really detect anything in the sky and address multiple targets in different directions and different frequencies simultaneously,” Fustick explained. Despite their ‘soft protection’ status, the weapons could cause damage to planes, drones, and missiles, all of which use electromagnetic means to function.
“The enemy is trying to use the electromagnetic domain for all these activities,” he said. “We are also trying to use them. And we’re each trying to deny the other side from the use of the electromagnetic domain.”