A smart targeting platform use workflow, big-data to accelerate airstrikes
The U.S. Air Force is developing an automated targeting workflow that would help planners accelerate the targeting cycle, while reducing operational risks of fratricide and collateral damage, by increasing processing automation and precision of targeting products supported by the new “CATALiST” targeting platform.
Common Operation Picture (COP)
Start < Page 7 of 10 > Together, intelligence data and Blue Forces Tracking are fused to generate the digital map based Common Operational Picture (COP), which replaces traditional paper-based situational maps used for many generations. COP provides full and realistic presentation of all players - both hostile and friendly, refreshed in near-real-time updates. The situational picture presents all elements with...
Visual profiler accelerates target processing from aerial, satellite imagery
Video Inform is introducing an advanced target detection and acquisition capability at the AUSA 2014 event, unveiling the ‘Visual Profiler’, a cutting-edge cognitive vision technology extracting intelligence information from aerial or satellite imagery. The system can be used as a stand-alone solution or as an add-on to an existing Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and imagery management system.
Sky Sapience Introduces HoverMast – a Lightweight Autonomous Hovering Platform
The ‘HoverMast’ developed by the Israeli start-up company Sky Sapience is scheduled to go on an operational demonstration in the upcoming months, demonstrating the system’s capability to expand the surveillance coverage of unmanned ground vehicles. The payload currently integrated on the HoverMast is the T-Stamp from Controp, a stabilized multi-sensor payload. The HoverMast will be unveiled at the upcoming...
Thales Expands Watchkeeper, Offering WK-X for Export
Thales is introducing an export variant of its Watchkeeper Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), originally developed for the UK. The first export contract being pursued by the company is Poland, seeking a UAV solution for its military forces.
Super Tucano Selected for the U.S. Air Force Light Air Support Mission
The U.S. Air Force announced that it has selected the Embraer A-29 Super Tucano for the Light Air Support (LAS) program and awarded prime contractor SNC a $355 million for the initial 20 aircraft.
ISDEF 2013: From Birds’ Eyeview to Point Blank
The ISDEF 2013 exhibition opened yesterday in Tel Aviv is the largest, most impressive defense expo taking place in Israel in recent years. Over 100 exhibitors gathered here, with thousands of visitors attracted by many professional seminars and demonstrations of assault means, weapon systems and CBRNE protective measures. In this brief coverage we highlight C4I and small arms. Two additional...
FINDER – Autonomous, Expendable UAV / SAIC
Finder is a low cost, (retrievable or, optionally, expendable) autonomously navigated UAV developed under a Defense Threat Reduction Agency and Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) initiative. Finder uses waypoint navigation to perform reconnaissance and surveillance missions. For autonomous navigation, waypoints can be updated during the flight, responding to changing user requirements and interest. It can be launched from a runway,...
EL/M-2055 SAR/MTI – UAV Recce Payload
Packed in an autonomous, compact package, EL/M-2055 tactical airborne recce system, provides Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) or Moving Target Indication (MTI) functions, effectively and rapidly covering wide areas of ground. The UAV payload includes the radar sensor and integral signal processor which processes the raw radar signals to create photographic quality images of the scanned area, operating under all...
Does the US Need Two Military Clandestine Services?
The Pentagon is launching a new intelligence organization called 'Defense Clandestine Service' (DCS), focusing on interests of 'national intelligence' rather than battlefield intelligence and tactical support for the warfighter.
Vigilant Stare Launch Airborne Wide Area Persistent Surveillance (WAPS) Service
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and ITT Exelis are nearing completion and testing of Vigilant Stare, a manned aircraft-based Wide-Area Persistent Surveillance (WAPS) concept demonstrator.
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...
Netreveal – Networked Intelligence Reveals Hidden Links
NetReveal services developed by BAE Systems’ Detica, provide automatic processing and access to huge volumes of information, suggesting association and links between objects of varying formats and origin. Enabling analysts to gain an insight and develop situational awareness and understanding in rapidly unfolding scenarios, intelligence agencies can process large volumes of inbound, multiple format intelligence, dynamically and automatically comparing...
SOCOM Hires Arma Global to Deliver Deployed C2 Networks
Arma Global Corp. will develop and deploy an advanced intelligence management, mission planning and control system for the US Special Operations Command. The company has been awarded SOCOM contract worth half a billion US$ for the job for the delivery of the Tactical Local Area Network (TACLAN) system.