The ISDEF 2013 exhibition opened yesterday in Tel Aviv is the largest, most impressive defense expo taking place in Israel in recent years. Over 100 exhibitors gathered here, with thousands of visitors attracted by many professional seminars and demonstrations of assault means, weapon systems and CBRNE protective measures. In this brief coverage we highlight C4I and small arms. Two additional reports cover other main themes including: Land vehicles, Unmanned vehicles.
Several companies presented here new C4I applications. VisionMap, first covered last year in our AUVSI 2012 coverage, introduced a new enhancement of the MIST airborne imaging system. The system is now supporting still imaging at very high definition visual as well Infra-red spectral bands. According to the company, the VIS sensor uses an 80 Megapixel camera mounted on a unique gimbal performing high speed scan to generate high-resolution 3D photogrammetric representation of the scene. Such missions that until now were used mostly for urban planning can now be processed rapidly and efficiently, providing military users at the operational level a valuable tool for intelligence analysis and operational planning.
Another tool assisting commanders at command posts is the Hindsight from NESS TSG. The system records everything that is happening at a command and control center, offering a central, synchronized recording of all sources, including all operational screens, surveillance videos, audio from all sources, data channels, control room ambience via cameras and microphones, providing important record keeping of all operational data as well as an essential tool for real-time operational debrief.
Among the weapons on display were various types of the Cornershot and the versatile RONI, from CAA Tactical, turning an ordinary pistol in few seconds, into an effective, versatile weapon system.
Stay tuned for more VideoReports from ISDEF in the coming days!