SYSTEM FOR THE RAFALE
- Integrated self protection system
- Advanced multi-threat dispenser
- IR Missile Warning System
- In service with the French Navy and Air Force
SPECTRA (Self-Protection Equipment to Counter Threats for RAFALE Aircraft) has been jointly developed by MBDA and Thales to provide an integrated self-protection system for the new Rafale combat aircraft now in service with the French Air Force and Navy.
The SPECTRA integrated electronic warfare suite provides long-range detection, identification and accurate localisation of infrared, electromagnetic and laser threats. The system incorporates, radar warning, laser warning and missile warning receivers for threat detection plus a phased array radar jammer and a decoy dispenser for threat countering.
It also includes a dedicated management unit for data fusion and reaction decision.