Startup Ventures Showcase New Developments at Israel’s Defense Innovation Hub

Eight startup companies that graduated today from the first class of Israel's Defense and HLS Accelerator demonstrated that developments of defense systems can sometime be quick and efficient. In only four months, these start up ventures have met significant milestones - proof of concept, prototype development, product design and development and capital funding. The second class has already started...

Z800 3D Visor

The Z800 3D visor offers immersion-capable 3D computing experience, enabling the soldier or analyst to be surrounded with visual data they need to conduct realistic training. Apart from training, such immersive viewers can be used for remote control of systems, command and control. The viewer comprises two Organic LED (OLED) micro-displays providing full-motion stereo video in 16.7 million colors. The...

Terrain modeling and tactical decision support systems

Most of the current Low Intensity Conflict (LIC) operations between the Palestinians and Israelis over the occupied territories in the Gaza Strip and West Bank are taking place in densely built-up environment. This type of terrain is favorable for urban guerilla warfare, and poses tough challenges for the deployment of regular military forces. Having to engage the enemy in such...

Russia Maintains a Squadron of 10 Ships in the Mediterranean

The Russian Navy has squadron of ten vessels permanently patrolling the Mediterranean Sea, Russian Black Sea Fleet Commander Admiral Alexander Vitko told reporters on Thursday in Sevastopol. Ships of the Pacific, Northern, Baltic and Black Sea fleets make up the squadron on a rotation basis.

UAV Wing Gets Predator Simulators

The US Air Force received five Predator Mission Aircrew Training System (PMATS). By June 2007 seven PMATS systems will be based at the Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, NV to support the newly established 432nd unmanned systems wing, the first US Air Force wing totally dedicated to Predator and Reaper operations. L-3 Link is a division of L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL). The simulator enables...

Chinese Air Force Activates a Counter-UAV Unit

A specialized unit dedicated to detecting and dealing with small unmanned aircraft has been set up within the People's Liberation Army Air Force. The unit performs drills against a squadron equipped with multiple types of drones to simulate reconnaissance, infiltration or strike operations.

Jade Helm 15 – 2 Month Long SpecOps Exercise Starts Today

The U.S. military is launching 'Operation Jade Helm 15' today, a large scale exercise taking place over several states. The Special Operations Command (USASOC) will supply the vast majority of the roughly 1,200 personnel participating in the joint exercise, along with units from the Navy, Marines and the Air Force. The exercise will span over two months, from July 15 through September 15.

Training & Simulation technologies at I/ITSEC 2007

Defense Update's covers some of the latest trends and technologies at the Interservice, Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation & Education Conference (I/ITSEC) exhibition. Parallel to the development of defense technology, the military profession has become more complex. Besides mastering combat skills, soldiers must be qualified as computer operators, capable to rapidly learn and absorb complex new systems, such as new weapon, protective...

Advanced Technology Countering Terror Threats

A number of new technologies spotted By Defense-Update covering breaking news at the Counter Terror Expo that opened today in London.

Italian Air Force Tornado Strike Fighters Deploy to Israel for Desert Training

All photos: Amir Segev, courtesy of Sky-High.co.il Eight Italian Tornado strike fighters deployed to Israel Air Force (IAF) Base at Ovda for eight days. The visit came two weeks after elements from four IAF squadrons deployed to Sardinia for two weeks of training. The aircraft were part of the 6º ‘Alfredo Fusco’ Tactical Fighter Wing from Ghedi and the 50º Stormo ’Giorgio Graffer’...

Australia Establishes a Cyber Training Center

Elbit Systems of Australia has been chosen to deliver a cyber training range for the Australian Department of Defence, under a three-year contract to boost the country's cyber security capability.

IAI Establishes the UAS Academy, Offering Training Solution for UAS Operators

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has established a training and certification facility preparing UAS operators and technicians to support Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). The UAS Academy leverages the extensive experience gained by IAI experts through more than 40 years of UAS design, development, operations and training of UAS operators and technicians. // In addition to providing a variety of...

An Israeli Helmet Display is Tailored for Rocket Planes

X Racers Debut at Tulsa with Revolutionary Live-Virtual High Speed Race Rocket Racing pilots participating at the upcoming Tulsa Airshow will have the first opportunity to experience and demonstrate the next generation helmet mounted display technology sofar available only to fighter pilots. The revolutionary Targo Racer aviator’s helmet developed by Israel's Elbit Systems (NASDAQ: ESLT) integrates a display system and...

THERMITE Wearable PC

The new man-portable THERMITE wearable PC provides realtime 2D/3D tactical visual computing specifically designed for embedded training, mission rehearsals and deployed C4ISR applications. The system supports Linux and Windows XP, capable of running a wide range of C4ISR applications, battlefield visualization and embedded training applications. The system is powered by Transmeta Crusoe 1GHz processor with 512Kb Level 2 cache and...