I believe this is for Frying the Seekers of incoming BVRs and A Amissiles.This POD is installed both on MKI and Bisons gave tough time to USAF at COPE. The Elta ELL-8222 self protection jamming pod, currently flying with multiple air forces around the world, including the USAF’s 65th Aggressor Squadron located at Nellis AFB, Nevada, is a bolt-on, highly potent weapon system. Pilots have told me that these pods can literally make an enemy target disappear until they are too close to employ their aircraft’s superior beyond visual range attack capabilities. In other words, the ELL-8222 goes some distance at leveling the playing field even in a highly “asymmetric” air combat situation, such as a flight of upgraded MiG-21s packing this pod vs a flight of F-15Cs equipped with mechanically scanned array versions of the APG-63 radar set. In a time of helmet mounted sights if even a vastly inferior aircraft can make it to the merge with a vastly superior one, they have a chance of coming out on top. In other words, as range decreases a super fighters tactical advantage also decreases. The ELL-8222 provides a medium for air forces to realize this reality. Further it is much cheaper to buy bolt on advanced jamming systems than to purchase cutting edge aircraft that cost many tens of millions of dollars each. Self protection pods like this keep older “legacy” platforms combat relevant, and thus prolongs their time in inventory, which saves big bucks for cash strapped air forces. The Elta ELL-8251 is the state of the art when it comes to self escort jammers with an incredibly robust capability when it comes to evading, degrading, spoofing and blinding enemy surface to air missile and search radar installations. Self escort jammers like this offer the very best solutions to air forces who cannot afford a fleet of dedicated electronic warfare and attack aircraft like the E/A-18G Growler or E/A-6B Prowler.