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 Post subject: Saab Arexis EW system
PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:14 pm 
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It has a name and a few more details has been released as well.

This is what Saab people called "the most advanced EW system in service or in development outside of the US" a while back.
Nearly impossible to tell if that's correct given the level of secrecy of course but the Saab people are smugly pleased with it anyway so it's probably not that bad.

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AREXIS
ELECTRONIC WARFARE FAMILY


Arexis is Saab’s new Radar Warning Receiver (RWR), Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Electronic Countermeasure (ECM) product concept supporting fighter aircraft requirements.

It provides the aircrew with essential situational awareness for self-protection due to its RWR, and tactical support via its ISR capabilities. The situational awareness provided enhances the survivability of the platform together with the aid of the appropriate ECM.
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Arexis is based on wideband digital technology specifically developed for robustness in the very complex signal environment of today. The core technologies in Arexis are ultra-wideband digital receivers and digital radio frequency memory devices, gallium nitride (GaN) solid state active electronically scanned array (AESA) jammer transmitters and interferometric direction finding systems.

Arexis products are adapted to fighter aircraft installation and environmental requirements. The architecture supports multi-function integration with other fighter aircraft sensors and countermeasures. One version of Arexis will be installed on board the new version of theGripen fighter, Gripen E/F.

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Arexis also includes an advanced Electronic Attack (EA) application, with EW technologies adapted to the lower frequency ranges that are required to jam modern anti-stealth air defence systems. The EA application provides high output power and is packed in a pod to make it a role-specific solution.

Saab is one of the world’s premier suppliers of products and services for defence and civil security applications with over 60 years’ experience in Electronic Warfare (EW) and implementing complex EW projects worldwide - in air, land and sea domains.

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I wonder if this is the variant being proposed by Saab to India for its version of Gripen NG esp for any double seat (WSO) proposal.

So far things are in early stage of being discussed/conceived, and it will compete against F-16 for about 200 airframes contract of SE (single engine) requirement.

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Sukhoiman wrote:
I wonder if this is the variant being proposed by Saab to India for its version of Gripen NG esp for any double seat (WSO) proposal.

So far things are in early stage of being discussed/conceived, and it will compete against F-16 for about 200 airframes contract of SE (single engine) requirement.

Probably, they're undoubtedly going to push it as a selling point.
India would be an important customer, it's a pity that you tend to have fairly extended acquisition processes though.

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India would be an important customer, it's a pity that you tend to have fairly extended acquisition processes though.


Needs are large, but funding is limited, hence stretching it all out...its of course the case with everyone but more so in our case of any major power I know (doesn't help that about 20% allocated funds each year aren't even spent due to bad bureaucratic purposes, though this is slowly improving).

Saab is pushing quite aggressively though and throwing in consultancy for an improved LCA, full joint development of a subsequent radar/sensor suite etc as well...I would pick the Gripen if it were up to me....but specifics of the ToTs and nature of the production line to be created are all being hammered out in a more full fledged manner compared to the MMRCA with a more traditional selection + commitment process (which sewered its realisation in the numbers originally envisaged due to the lost pricepoint negotiation potential). Sigh.

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