In The News – 21 November 2023

Allen-Vanguard announces the production of its 500th SCORPION manpack ECM System

Allen-Vanguard, a global leader in providing customized solutions for defeating Radio Frequency (RF) based terrorist and extremist threats, has announced the production of its 500th SCOPRION manpack ECM system​.

Allen-Vanguard started producing the latest generation of the SCORPION manpack ECM system in 2019. It is the current in a long line of manportable systems from the company going back almost 2 decades. It is perfect for more mobile ECM applications such as protection for troops deployed on the ground or for specialist EOD teams to provide local protection for an operator approaching a suspect device. Most recently it has been effectively deployed in a CUAS role. It is a highly versatile and lightweight man-portable system that capitalizes on a wealth of operational feedback and Allen-Vanguard’s extensive experience in providing highly effective ECM protection from Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Device (RCIED) and the growing prominence of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles/Systems (UAV/UAS) aka Drones.

SCORPION is deployed protecting troops, NGOs and other government agencies in every continent worldwide. With it’s flexible, modular architecture and wide range of power options, antenna configurations and carriage systems it is suitable for a myriad of protection tasks. It delivers a hybrid, full spectrum system with extensive threat band coverage which means it has superior usability, combined with advanced technologies, makes SCORPION the most powerful response to present and future RCIED & Drone threats.

The threat from RCIEDs and UAVs remains extremely high in many historic conflict regions and in new conflicts zones emerging on multiple continents. This combined with the ever-evolving nature of both conventional and asymmetric warfare, means that Allen-Vanguard places a significant focus on research and development to ensure their customers receive the best possible protection. The Allen-Vanguard Threat Management Team (TMT) work tirelessly analyzing new waveforms captured by operational systems to update and optimize algorithms specific for each user’s needs and to combat threats specific to the region of operations. In parallel, the development team are working incredibly hard on the next generation of Allen-Vanguard systems which includes their Remote Radio Head, EQUINOX NG-X, and SCORPION-NG. Each of these systems will be the cornerstone capability of their major programs for man-portable, vehicle and advanced future vehicle capabilities for years to come.

Bobby Strawbridge, Director Business Development for Allen-Vanguard said “I am delighted that we have reached this significant milestone for SCORPION. It is the ultimate versatile ECM protection, packed with all our years of experience and expertise in defeating the RF threat in a manpack form to maximize its flexibility and utility. Whether in a dismounted role, on EOD operations or vehicle mounted for patrol protection or even at a static location countering radio controlled IEDs or nefarious drones, SCORPION is helping to protect those who face the greatest danger all over the world.”

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