Israel is Fielding a Tactical Intelligence Collection Vehicle

Israel Defense Forces' (IDF) Field Intelligence Corps’s has fielded an advanced reconnaissance vehicle called ‘Granite’, based on IAIs’ EL/I-3302 Intelligence Surveillance & Reconnaissance Vehicle (ISRV) developed by ELTA Systems Ltd. Elta has integrated the mission payload on the SandCat, an armored vehicle based on Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) Ford 550 model. The vehicle has full armor protection and concealed telescopic mast, which can be erected rapidly as the vehicle halts.

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...

Northrop Grumman Unveils the FireBird Optionally Piloted Aircraft

Northrop Grumman is positioning its optionally piloted / unmanned FireBird as an operationally flexibly platform. The system has already demonstrated simultaneous operation of four EO sensors supporting multiple users.

HERTI Autonomous UAV

Developed by BAE Systems, the air platform known as HERTI is one of a new generation of UAVs suitable for both military and commercial operations. HERTI can take off, complete a full mission and land in fully autonomous mode of operation. When coupled with BAE System’ Imagery Collection & Exploitation (ICE) system, the aircraft can provide imagery and intelligence collection...

Iranian analyst: Israeli drone could have exploited serious gap in Iran’s air defenses

The Israeli drone downed by the Iranian IRGC on August 23 may have exploited a serious gap in Iran's air defense system, an Iranian analyst told Azeri publication Trend.

New Eyes for the Mounted Platoon

The Mast Mounted System (MMS) developed jointly by Raytheon and Lockheed Martin is a networked sensor suite considered for inclusion as part of the U.S. Army's modernized Brigade Combat Teams (BCT). MMS enables armored reconnaissance vehicles to acquire and share sensor images and videos across the platoon and up the chain of command. Information generated by the MMS supports...

Turkey Launches $450+ Million Strategic Reconnaissance Initiatives

The Turkish Air Force selected an Israeli industry team to provide strategic, combined airborne IMINT (Imagery Intelligence) systems under a $141 million program recently approved by the Governments' arms procurement agency (SSM). Turkey also selected the Italian satellite manufacturer Telespazio as the preferred bidder for the Eur 250 million Göktürk electro optical satellite program. The satellite, to be launched...

ISDEF 2013: From Birds’ Eyeview to Point Blank

the versatile RONI, turning an ordinary pistol in few seconds, into an effective, versatile weapon system.
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...

Hovermast – a bird’s eye view over the hill

Hovermast 100, a tethered, hovering multi-rotor platform developed by Israel's tethered platform pioneer Sky Sapience is making its international debut displaying its unique surveillance platform at the Eurosatory defense expo in Paris this week

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.

Boeing P-8A Poseidon Special Missions Aircraft

Boeing is modifying its single-isle flagship - Boeing-737-800 airframe into a fighting machine. The first fuselage was completed by Spirit Aerospace and moved by rail from Wichita, Kansas to Renton, Washington, where the first B-737-800 is transformed into the P-8A Poseidon multi-mission maritime aircraft (MMA), a future successor of the venerable P-3 Orion. As it enters service in 2013...

Police Arrests Three Frenchmen for Plotting an Attack on a Commando Base

The French police interrupted plans of four Frenchmen who plotted to attack Fort Béar a French naval commando base near Port-Vendres. The perpetrators planned to capture and behead a military officer at the base. The team planned their attack after viewing Islamic State (IS) videos on the web and contacting an ISIS fighter in Syria.

Spider Unattended Ground Sensor

// Spider is under development at Textron Systems and ATK under the Objective Force anti-personnel component program. The system is designed to protect friendly forces and shape the battlefield while minimizing risk to friendly troops and non-combatants. In January 2005 the US Army decided to accelerate fielding of the Matrix remote munitions control system, which is a...

Information Systems Help Warfighters Grasp the Human Terrain

AUSA, Washington DC, October 2009: An important aspect of military operations in counterinsurgency and stabilization operations is understanding the 'human terrain' – the environment which the unit is operating in. Deciphering this subtle social matrix is an anthropological challenge, and has never been part of the military commander's skill set. However, these social domains are the terrain on which asymmetric...