U.S. Army Revives the Airborne Common Sensor Program

With the US Navy pursuing its own SIGINT platform, the EP-X, the US Army is restarting its own Aerial Common Sensors (ACS) program, reflecting a fresh view at the mission requirements and capabilities of the platform. A final document is expected to be released by the end of this year with the selection of contractor later in 2009. Two...

Israeli LIC Operations in Samaria

Start < Page 2 of 9 > The population centers of the West Bank are large, yet separated from each other. Starting out with major conventional military operations, IDF efforts have developed into more selective, yet intensive campaigns, often led by Special Operations forces. The IDF prefers to "envelop" specific objectives by making use of extensive intelligence and surveillance coordinated with small...

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transformed the capabilities of air and naval forces in recent years is finally settling with the land forces, where outdated platforms and communications technologies, coupled with complex integration challenges have hindered sofar the introduction of wide-scale network-centric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...

Defence Geospatial Intelligence (DGI) 2011

Defense Update is proud to add WBR's Defence Geospatial Intelligence (DGI) 2011 to the list of defense professional events sponsored by us. DGI 2011 is Europe's largest and most international annual gathering dedicated to the high-level discussion of the importance and the major challenges of the use of geospatial intelligence in both defence and national security operations. DGI brings together...

DGCS Progresses Toward Network Centric Reality

Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) has been awarded a U.S. Air Force contract to continue evolving the Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) Integration Backbone (DIB), a web-based system facilitating the sharing of near real-time, actionable intelligence information among warfighters. DIB 1.3, also known as the 'next-generation DIB', will improve the system's ability to use and share commercial computing technologies. Under the roadmap...

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...

NATO Establishes Core Geographic Services

An industry team led by Siemens Enterprise Communications (SEN) and ESRI will develop the Core Geographic Services project that will provide the baseline for the all the alliance's geospatial systems currently under development. This core will establish a common ground establishing the Geographic Information System (GIS) standards for effective and timely cooperation and collaboration between NATO staff, from the...

Commander’s Digital Translator

Phraselator is a truly mobile PDA based translator which can be used by foot patrols and combat teams, developed by VoxTech. The system uses a Intel XScale 400 PXA255 processor running Windows CE powered pocket PC, loaded with 1,000 spoken English phrases and their local language equivalents. US troops in Afghanistan and Iraq have used this device for humanitarian...

Warfighters to Gain Access to Strategic Intelligence

Warfighter Gain Access to Strategic Intelligence via Tactical Networks A team developing the led Distributed Common Ground System - Army (DCGS-A) has developed and demonstrated technology for users of the U.S. Army's battlefield networks that allows access to actionable intelligence from virtually anywhere in the field. Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) and teammates General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), and Science...

Pelican Products (PELI)

Peli is the European division of U.S. based Pelican Products company, a leading manufacturer of plastic injection molded protective cases. Peli is known for its ‘Protector’ Case line, protecting valuable equipment and advanced lighting systems. Peli’s products are used by industry, security, nautical, diving, photography and emergency services throughout the world.

IDAN

A software company providing image analysis, CAD and 3D modeling tools, Idan’s services apply to design and modeling applications for the transportation, real estate development, engineering, law enforcement and homeland security markets. The company offers customized and off the shelf applications including Oblivision, an advanced application for the management and analysis of visual data, combining vertical aerial images with oblique...

Verint

Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: VRNT) is a leading provider of Actionable Intelligence solutions, for security and intelligence applications. Verint’s Video Intelligence Solutions Marketed under the Nextiva brand extracts valuable intelligence from video surveillance systems, through centralized management systems, intelligent edge devices and video analytics. Specific solutions are tailored for retail, banking, homeland security, critical infrastructure, government, transportation, and other vertical markets....

Network Offers Real-Time Link to Imagery Resources Worldwide

The U.S. Air Force has deployed a new intelligence sharing capability offering commanders and analysts at different locations an immediate access to each other's intelligence imagery and services, utilizing the recently fielded Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) Integration Backbone (DIB) provided by Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT). By connecting three independent and autonomous intelligence databases, located at Langley Air Force Base...