OFB introduced the Zittara, a compact
assault rifle designed specifically for close quarter battle. The
Zittara multi-purpose carbine is generally based on Israel's
IWI Micro Tavor assault
rifle, which was designed for use by special operations units and
is being proposed as the standard weapon for Israelís intervention and
special ops forces. The OFB Zittara differs from the Israeli design by
allowing the use of three different configurations and ammunition
types for different situations - a carbine (firing 5.56x30
ammunition), an assault rifle (firing 5.56x45mm) or a submachine-gun
firing 9x19mm rounds with accuracy of up to 200 meters. These
conversions can be performed in the field with standard tools.
RAFAEL unveiled the new MPFC, a weapon that can fire an explosive
charge through a 20cm reinforced concrete wall. Use of this type of
weapon eliminate A threat inside buildings without requiring forced
entry by troops. The design of the charge is also intended to restrict
collateral damage by confining blast effects to the targeted room.
Weighing only a few kilograms, this expendable weapon can be placed
near the wall which offers optimal penetration. It is activated from a
safe distance by remote control.
Vectra Advanced Engineering also demonstrated Scorpio, an unmanned
robotic vehicle designed to assist with investigation and inspections
of suspicious objects. The Indian Defense Research and Development
Organization displayed several robotic vehicles, including a range of
remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) designed for use by bomb disposal
units of the armed forces and police. These vehicles utilize control
systems developed by the Israeli company InRob, which also supplies
the "brain" for a new remotely controlled weapon station that has been
jointly developed by IMI and OFB. Several types of IED jammers were
displayed, including the EJAB
series from Elisra and a family of RF jammers from Netline.
Various dismounted infantry combat suites were displayed. The US Army
gave presentations on some of the new developments in the Future Force
Warrior (FFW) program, including the newly designed helmet and combat
vest. Finmeccanica, with some of its subsidiaries, displayed some of
the components of Soldato Futuro, the Italian Dismounted Soldier
program, including the 5.56mm weapon from Beretta, wearable computer,
display and sight, communications gear etc.