Introducing New Technologies to the Warfighter

Fielding of advanced C4ISR technology with the lower echelons will introduce new opportunities but also pose new challenges to trainers and recruiters, as it will require recruitment of more technologically savvy personnel. Carefully balanced training and procedures should be implemented, to maintain combat warfighting skills, with physical and psychological endurance, while mastering technological prowess. These new capabilities should address...

Ground Forces Digitalization Program Israel Defense Forces (ZAYAD)

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) "Ground Forces Digitalization" Program (Hebrew acronym ZAYAD) aims at linking the "sensors" and "shooters" across all command levels, down to the single soldier. The program will improve inter-networking of task forces and units operating throughout the theater of operation, enable flexible formation of combined task forces and improve the coordination and situational awareness at...

LIC – 2004 review – Infantry Weapons

Among the infantry systems on show at LIC 2004 were many improvements to existing weapon, and new systems under development in response to GCS requirements. One such system is the Refaim, under advanced development at IMI. The system was originally developed for the IMI Tavor assault rifle but was also modified to become modular and fit on other weapons, such as...

Felin Infantry Combat Suite

FELIN is a modular infantry combat suite, offering efficient ergonomics, autonomy and weight saving. In March 2004 Sagem Defense Systems won the French Defense R&D Directorate (DGA) contract to develop and produce up to 30,000 infantry combat suits, to be fielded with all French Army active infantry regiments by 2010 as part of the future air/ground system of systems...

Elbit Systems Extends Dismounted C2 System to Infantry Squads and SF Teams

PNR-1000A network radio and the Raptor computing device are the two main elements of Elbit Systems' new Dominator II LD optimized for squad-level C2. The gross weight of the system is 2.2 pounds - less than one kilogram. Photo: Elbit Systems
Elbit Systems of Israel has introduced a subset of the Dominator IICS integrated combat system designed for the dismounted soldier.

Building Blocks of C4 Systems

Start < Page 2 of 10 > As users become connected, more applications are fielded and new services made available, contributing to improved situational awareness, better informed decisions and efficient management of assets and material. In military terms, these capabilities are becoming a force multiplier enabling commanders to improve their situational assessment, consider potential courses of action and implement the best...

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.

IDF to Spend $100 Million Modernizing its Secure Smartphones

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Israel’s Ministry of Defense and US based Motorola Solutions have signed an agreement for the procurement of 4G handsets for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). These new smartphones will replace about 10,000 TETRA based ‘Mountain Rose’ handsets operating over the military-owned cellular system since 2004. ‘Mountain Rose’ was developed by Motorola Solutions in 1999 and was first deployed in...

Wi-Fi IEEE-802.11 Wireless Local Area Network – Military Applications

Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN), also known as Wi-Fi (short for Wireless fidelity) are shard by communications equipment following the various versions of the IEEE 802.11 standard implemented at the 2.4Ghz (unlicensed) frequency band uses Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) to support data transfer at 1, 2, 5.5 and 11 Mbps. Such networks are providing wireless connectivity for various...

GCCS-I3 – Global Command and Control System – Integrated Imagery and Intelligence

U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) is fielding a web portal-styled intelligence information analysis system enabling users an immediate access to imagery and intelligence directly from a Common Operational Picture (COP). Global Command and Control System - Integrated Imagery and Intelligence (GCCS-I3) improves rapid development of situational awareness pictures of intelligence, provided to joint forces commanders. GCCS-I3 offers users a standard set...

IAI’s Battle Management Solution Changes the Rules of Combat

OPAL - a decentralized battle management system that enables interconnectivity, data sharing in real-time, enables military forces to meet the challenges of the modern combat arena.

Star Link Miniature Datalink

Datalinks have also been optimized for small UAVs. Tadiran Spectralink's Star Link is an ultralight communications channel, which delivers the data and video captured by the payload to a compact PC based terminal carried by a soldier. StarLink comprises integral Air Data Terminal units, Ground Data Terminals, and Air Data Relays - all in miniaturized form.

French Air/Land Operational Bubble – Net-Enabled Close-Combat System

bulle opérationnelle aéroterrestre (BOA) BOA introduces new concepts of net-centric warfighting with existing and future forces, as it ties together all the assets in the air-land theatre, including land vehicles, sensors, UAVs and infantry in mounted and dismounted formations. In the initial phase, the BOA will be examined in a technology demonstrator which will undergo operational testing in the Battlelab...

Elbit Systems Introduces Highlights Avionics, C2 and Homeland Security at LAAD 2011

Elbit Systems and its Brazilian subsidiary Aeroeletronica S.A. (AEL) are promoting here modern avionics suites, comprising computer interface and high definition smart displays, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), Laser Guided Munitions, electro-optic payloads, high-speed digital data-links, remote controlled weapon stations for armored vehicles and more. // As Israel’s leading defense company Elbit Systems has been active in the Brazilian...