Leonardo has announced its latest electronic warfare (EW) survivability product, called BriteEye, at the EW Europe exhibition in London.
The product is a highly-affordable defensive aids suite that combines sensing and countermeasures into a single integrated product. BriteEye can detect radar-guided “radio frequency” (RF) threats to aircraft and launch appropriate countermeasures to keep aircrews safe.
BriteEye uses proven technology from Leonardo’s SEER radar warning receiver to detect RF threats and can then automatically cue countermeasures from an integrated countermeasure dispensing system (CMDS) including flares and Leonardo’s BriteCloud expendable radar-jamming decoy.
Designed to fit a compact and lightweight form factor, BriteEye is perfectly suited for light fighters, small intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft and even Remotely-Piloted Air Systems (RPAS). Because Leonardo provides the whole system, platform providers can now procure a complete end-to-end RF protection system from Leonardo’s electronic warfare specialists, ensuring smooth inter-operability between the different parts of the package.