ESTL countermeasures pod with AIM-9 and AIM-120 interface

ESTL pod on Gripen
ESTL building blocks


Countermeasures pod with missile approach warning to counter RF and IR threats. ESTL is a highly effective countermeasures self protection pod for use on any fixed wing aircraft.

Missile countermeasures are a prerequisite for defeating incoming threats. Saab offers the ESTL, a timely and cost effective pod to add advanced countermeasure dispensing as well as state-of-the-art Missile Approach Warning (MAW) capability to fixed wing platforms with an interface for AIM-9 or AIM-120.

ESTL provides covert sustainable pre-emptive dispensing, missile warning, forward firing of flares and cocktail dispensing. All these capabilities have been incorporated into the form-factor of a missile utilizing the well established AIM-9 Sidewinder and AIM-120 AMRAAM interfaces and characteristics for lean aircraft integration.

Products used in this new configuration are well proven dispensers BOL and BOP and MAW's from the IDAS system as well as the Defensive Aids Control unit.


(ESTL was previously named BOH during the development phase).