Combating Terrorism & Crime: Emergency Services as Information Outposts

Methodological recording of emergency-call services provide a wealth of information that can help improve public safety, highlight evolving trends in public safety and security and support crime investigations. Historically, reviewing enough calls to identify performance trends and challenges has been a manual task that many centers didn’t have the resources to fulfill. Likewise, public safety operations lack formalized quality...

Scorpion RBM Rugged Portable Notebook Computer

DRS Lightweight Scorpion rugged portable notebook computers are designed to operate under extreme conditions. Sealed in a rugged case and keyboard withstanding MIL-SPEC-810, the Scorpion can operate in a temperature range from -20o to +50o C. These computers use internal Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) architecture powered by Pentium III 700 MHz processors, and 128MB DRAM, expandable to 512 MB, and...

Clean Energy from Israel supports a German Command Vehicle Demonstrator at Eurosatory

Kissling Service is demonstrating at Eurosatory a complete command post configuration based on a Mercedes Benz G-Wagon 'Command Post Concept SUV' that comprises multiple VHF/UHF-radios, a Satellite-Telephone, a C-IED-Jammer, Reconnaissance systems, a smoke grenade launcher and an IP-based intercom system. A clean energy solution based on high power density Li-Ion battery from Epsilor supports many hours of extensive operations, without running the engine at high RPM.

Extending Intelligence to the Edge

After the successful fielding of the Command Post of the Future (CPOF) with brigades and battalions, formally integrated into the Army Battle Command System (ABCS) DARPA aims lower, at the platoon level and below, providing warfighters with internet-style tools for mission planning, post mission debriefing and situational understanding. Handling the masses of data and imagery streaming from the field, new...

New Networks in Formation

AUSA, Washington DC, October 2009: The network centric that transformed the capabilities of air and naval forces in recent years is finally settling with the land forces, where outdated platforms and communications technologies, coupled with complex integration challenges have hindered sofar the introduction of wide-scale network-centric capabilities. With wide-band networking services becoming accessible at theater, the services are beginning to...

Elbit Systems’ New Backpackable Military IP Radio (MIPR) Supports WIde-Band, High-Rate Data Transmission

Elbit Systems is introducing a new, tactical manpack software defined radio at Eurosatory, extending its family of SDR radios to vehicle mounted and dismounted applications. The new backpackable software defined Military IP Radio (MIPR) weighs about four kg and is fully developed by Elbit Systems. Earlier in 2010 Elbit Systems introduced the SDR-7200 - an encrypted, frequency-hopping software defined radio...

Wireless Data Communications

One of the main challenges which surfaced in recent conflicts in Israel and Iraq is the shortage of bandwidth, particularly in frequencies allocated for datalinks (video and telemetry communications). New systems are already maturing, with the introduction of enhancements for current VHF and UHF communications systems, introduction of digital datalinks and utilization of existing infrastructure such as commercial and...

RVS 330 Rugged Computer (V4+)

RVS-330 Rugged Vehicle System, also known as "the Applique", is an "Off the shelf" based MIL-STD-810E rugged computer hardware designed to offer flexible expansion and customization to suit different applications. This model provides the standard user interface for vehicular mounted FBCB2 terminals. It is powered by the vehicle's 28VDC power supply or via AC adapter. The terminal uses sunlight readable display and...

New Datalink Demonstrates High Capacity Airborne Networking

L-3 Communications completed flight tests of a new IP-enabled, wideband Multi-Platform Common Data Link (MP-CDL) demonstrating the capability to sustain high capacity airborne networking. The test involved multiple missions flown by two Big Crow NKC-135 aircraft, establishing up to 274 Mbps datalinks over distances of 300 nautical miles (km). Simultaneous video transmission to man-packable ROVER III terminal validated the system’s...

Information Warfare in Urban Combat

Start < Page 3 of 7 > Urban guerillas have also learned to make use of the benefits of network centric communications, using modern technologies such as wireless phones, cellular networks, and the Internet. Their communications merge with normal commercial traffic as the guerillas try to evade Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) monitoring. With careful preparation (including legal approval) and persistent surveillance by SIGINT...

BOWMAN Tactical Communications System

UK's Land Digitization Program is an central enabler for the British Army's Network Enabled Capability (NEC) initiative. The £1.9 billion Bowman program comprises a new family of radios, computers and C3 applications, which will establish the communications and computing infrastructure for existing and future forces. Bowman digital radios are replacing the aging Clansman range of analog radios, in service...

LIC C2 System

Elbit and Motorola are fielding an integrated command and control system designed to improve the IDF operations during low intensity conflict (LIC). The system, which went through rigorous testing and evaluation by the IDF, utilizes ruggedized COTS systems, including the INCA Plus (HDT 600) personal digital assistant (PDA) produced by Motorola. LIC C2 system uses cellular communications and GPS and...

New Datalink Quadruples Raven’s Operability

New production Raven (RQ-11B) Small UAVs to be delivered to the US Army will be equipped with Digital DataLinks (DDL) for the first time. In January 2009 the Army placed an order valued $16 million for the production of 50 Raven systems, equipped with the new DDL. All of AV’s small UAS originally employed a four-channel analog data link, limiting...

New Datalink for the New MQ-8C Firescout

Cubic Defense Applications is developing a new multiband digital data link system for the MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter.Cubic is developing the new datalink under a $3.7 million contract awarded by the MQ-8C prime contractor Northrop Grumman.