Specialized Portable Electromagnetic Attack Radiator (SPEAR)

Innovation in a Counter UAS Capability

operational view of SPEAR systemSPEAR provides a portable, compact, and deployable High Power Electromagnetic (HPEM) source as a directed energy weapon against individual and swarm drone threats. The innovative system was designed as an intentional, single-pulse to repetition rate, high-power electromagnetic radiator. Due to its portable size, low weight, low power requirements, and effectivity, SPEAR provides Counter small Unmanned Aircraft System (C-sUAS) capabilities to ground vehicles, fixed platforms, and field troops.

Key Advantages from an Innovative Design:

  • High effectivity; low SWaP
  • Low-cost system with ~1M magazine depth with low cost per shot; minimal logistics support needed
  • Ultrawide bandwidth permits engagement of targets without prior knowledge of specific vulnerabilities
  • Ability to disrupt and destroy targets with both front-and-back-door coupling
  • Counter heterogeneous sUAS swarms simultaneously without prior knowledge of threat type
  • Defeat ranges beyond distances associated with ISR/RSTA type UAS swarm attack distances
  • System electromagnetically couples with
    heterogeneous target systems regardless of size
  • Independent of threat orientation due to simultaneous horizontal and vertical polarization
  • Rapid deployment; instantaneous effectivity
  • Easily transportable, set-up/power-up in seconds to minutes

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Why SPEAR?

  • Effectivity on vulnerable targets is virtually instantaneous
  • Wide bandwidth permits engagement of targets without prior knowledge of specific vulnerabilities
  • SPEAR directed energy logoAble to counter multiple types/platforms of swarm sUAS simultaneously
  • Ability to disrupt and destroy targets with both front-and-back-door coupling
  • Effective at countering Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) / Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Target Acquisition (RSTA)  type UAS threats at ranges well beyond those associated with attacking sUAS swarms
  • Innovative technologies have reduced system SWaP supporting integration on vehicle playforms, small pull-behind trailers, or for use by dismounted troops
  • Contributes critical niche advantages to a layered defense approach