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...

Context-Aware Computing Rediscovers Information for Intelligence Analysts

Analysts review and file hundreds of pieces of data from multiple sources amid the everyday challenges of interagency sharing requirements and compressed timetables to provide mission-critical intelligence. However, mission success may depend on analysts re-finding that same, now critical bit of data weeks or months after they first discovered it. But making rediscovery even more difficult is how analysts...

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...

Combating Terrorism & Crime: Analytics Unveil Hidden Clues

With the exponential growth in the volume and data complexity, agencies operating telecom interceptions need to handle growing numbers of information sources and the data overflow which accompany them, outsmarting sophisticated evasive techniques that exploit the relative anonymity offered by modern internet-based services. By automatically analyzing large volumes of data, analysts can deal with the information-flow streaming from mass...

IAI’s WASP – Introducing Wide Area Persistent Surveillance for Small & Medium Drones

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) unveiled a new persistent surveillance system that provides a high-resolution situational awareness picture of moving targets, covering a wide area of interest in day and night. Utilizing state of the art EO and IR sensors, AI algorithms, and adaptive rule engines, the system captures large areas at a high revisit rate, enabling tracking, identification, and alerts of multiple moving targets over large areas.

Miniature Aerial vehicles Research

Start < Page 2 of 7 > In 1996 – 2000 DARPA initiated the Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) Program initiative, seeking to develop and test emerging technologies that could evolve into a mission capable flight system for military surveillance and reconnaissance applications. The only requirement was that the dimension of the vehicle should not exceed 15 cm. There were no...

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...

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...

Head of Israel’s ‘Shin Bet’ Outlines Israel’s Joint Counter-Terror Strategy

Israel's security services required time to adjust and develop new and effective countermeasures to combat the new threat of suicide bombers. The results were remarkable: Compared to 452 suicide attacks carried out by the Palestinians in 2003, only two such attacks occurred since 2007. (Read the full article... ) According to Yuval Diskin, Director, Israel Security Agency (ISA – Shin...

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...

Litening Targeting Pod

RAFALE Missile Division LITENING incorporates in a single pod all the targeting features required by a modern strike fighter. The LITENING program, launched by Israel’s Research and Development authority RAFAEL in 1992, combines multiple sensors for maximum flexibility in a single pod at low cost. The original pod included a 1st Generation FLIR, a TV camera, a flash-lamp powered laser...

Ozone Driven Apps Transform C2 Systems Into Flexible Information Services

The US Army has demonstrated a new software framework called Ozone, that supports rapid prototyping and rapid integration of real-time intelligence and operational data, providing commanders with enhanced situational understanding.

L1ID Splits between Safran, BAE Systems

BAE Systems announced today the planned acquisition of three intelligence services companies, for a total investment of almost US$300 million. The companies to be acquired are SpecTal LLC, Advanced Concepts Inc., and McClendon LLC – all part of the L-1 Identity Solutions Inc.'s (L1ID) Intelligence Services Group. Following the completion of the acquisition expected by the fourth quarter of...