AUSA 2014 – Arming drones

Some of the interesting new systems our team has spotted at this years AUSA 2014

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The Shadow 200 was displayed at AUSA 2014 carrying two guided missiles developed by Thales. Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-Update
The Shadow 200 was displayed at AUSA 2014 carrying two guided missiles developed by Thales. Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-Update
The Shadow 200 was displayed at AUSA 2014 carrying two guided missiles developed by Thales. Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-Update
Aerovironment displayed the Switchblade, offering ground forces the ability to hit ground targets with these small, expendable drones. As the military is seeking active countermeasures against hostile drones, SRI is proposing to couple cues from their TPQ-50 radar that can detect and track UAVs, enabling the use of Switchblades to attacking those drones as they are within range of the miniature Switchblade. Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-Update
Aerovironment displayed the Switchblade, offering ground forces the ability to hit ground targets with these small, expendable drones. As the military is seeking active countermeasures against hostile drones, SRC is proposing to couple cues from their TPQ-50 radar that can detect and track UAVs, enabling the use of Switchblades to attacking those drones as they are within range of the miniature Switchblade. Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-Update
Another miniature, expendable drone is the Israeli UVision Hero 30 shown at AUSA 2014 by the Mistral Group. Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-Update
Another miniature, expendable drone is the Israeli UVision Hero 30 shown at AUSA 2014 by the Mistral Group. Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-Update
Deploying laser designators on small drones flying below clouds will also enable the use of laser guided weapons under weather conditions that sofar have restricted their use. Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-Update
Deploying laser designators on small drones flying below clouds will also enable the use of laser guided weapons under weather conditions that sofar have restricted their use. Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-Update
This miniature EO payload designed for Elbit Systems' Skylark small UAS is equipped with the company's groundbreaking laser designator, enabling a miniature drone like the Skylark to designate targets for attack by laser guided weapons. The new designator weighs about 100 grams and can designate targets at a range of several kilometers. This breakthrough will enables the deployment of miniature designators into compact observation devices and sights, enabling more users to get fire support in close range. Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-Update
This miniature EO payload designed for Elbit SystemsSkylark small UAS is equipped with the company’s groundbreaking laser designator, enabling a miniature drone like the Skylark to designate targets for attack by laser guided weapons. The new designator weighs about 100 grams and can designate targets at a range of several kilometers. This breakthrough will enables the deployment of miniature designators into compact observation devices and sights, enabling more users to get fire support in close range. Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-Update
Three types of precision weapons on display at IAI's AUSA 2014 display - the Lahat, a compact laser guide bomb and Topgun, an GPS-based guidance system for artillery projectiles.
Three types of precision weapons on display at IAI’s AUSA 2014 display – the Lahat, a compact laser guide bomb and Topgun, an GPS-based guidance system for artillery projectiles.
BAE Systems Israeli subsidiary Rokar have recently demonstrated the Silver Bullet GPS guidance fuse kit it has developed for the artillery can bring a standard artillery projectile to impact within less than 10 meters or less from its designated target. This high precision will enable artillery fire to be more precise, thus becoming more relevant in modern dense battlefields and in close support to friendly ground troops. Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-Update
BAE Systems Israeli subsidiary Rokar have recently demonstrated the Silver Bullet GPS guidance fuse kit it has developed for the artillery can bring a standard artillery projectile to impact within less than 10 meters or less from its designated target. This high precision will enable artillery fire to be more precise, thus becoming more relevant in modern dense battlefields and in close support to friendly ground troops. Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-Update
The WhipShot from IMI is a compact guided weapon designed for deployment from small aerial platforms.
IMI has unveiled a full scale model of its new, unpowered Fastlight guided weapon designed for deployment from small aerial platforms.
Switchblade and Hatchet, two lightweight precision weapons designed for UAVs - displayed at ATK's booth at AUSA 2014.
Switchblade and Hatchet, two miniature precision weapons designed for UAVs – displayed at ATK’s booth at AUSA 2014.