Israeli Ground Target Acquisition System Delivered to NATO service

Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update


Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
GTAS system at AUSA 2013. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update


Photo: IAI

Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) has recently delivered its Ground Target Acquisition System (GTAS) to a NATO country’s Artillery Forward Observer (FO) units. GTAS, developed by IAI’s Tamam Division, is based on the company’s field-proven MiniPOP, integrated with a rugged lightweight tablet, a hand-held display and control, power packs, tripod and special backpack. The total system’s weight is 14 Kg.

GTAS sensors include a FLIR, Day TV, LRF (Laser Range Finder) and optional Laser Pointer. The sensors are bore-sighted and packed in a hermetically sealed closure. The system features remote control operation, thus enabling the operator to control the system from a distant and secure location. The system’s capabilities include accurate target geolocation, automatic target tracking, versatile map capabilities, target database, media recording and playback, and connectivity to external C4I systems.

The system can be used on the ground or on a vehicle. It is carried and operated by a single soldier and can quickly be deployed without the need for calibration and fine leveling.

GTAS Concept of Operation. Image: IAI