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...

Unattended Ground Sensors

Start < Page 1 of 5 > After several decades of rather obscure awareness in military operations, the use of passive sensors for remote battlefield applications is becoming more popular. Driven by modern Digital Signal Processing (DSP), sensors are become smaller, yet much more accurate and sophisticated. These technological advances have made the development of advanced, multi-sensor Unattended Ground Sensors...

Eagle Armored Vehicle

Three armored vehicles based on the Humvee chassis were designed by Mowag. Some are in use by the Swiss Army and elsewhere. The Eagle is based on the Humvee chassis, which is fitted with an armor protected shell manufactured by Mowag. The shell is based on metal and composite armor, withstanding STANAG level II or III threats, according to...

Thermal Binocular System (TBS)

TBS is used for medium to long-range observation and reconnaissance. The binocular, hand-held, battery-operated thermal imager to be used by field commanders and squad leaders. TBS will provide Marines commanders a Tactical Range Thermal Imager (TRTI) solution, augmenting the night vision equipment currently used, which can be employed only at night. When deployed with the USMC service, TBS will...

Al-Thalab (Fox) – Long Range Patrol Vehicle

Al-Thalab, Long Range Patrol Vehicle (LRPV) designed by Jankel Armouring Ltd. was developed in the UK and carried field trials in the UK and Jordan. Development and production is carried out under a joint venture with Jordan's King Abdullah II Design & Development Bureau (KADDB). The vehicles will be produced in Jordan starting early 2006, for use by the...

Shadow – Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Targeting Vehicle (RST-V)

Under the Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Targeting Vehicle (RST-V) program, the Marine Corps, DARPA and the Office of Naval Research (ONR) demonstrated the capabilities of a prototype hybrid electric drive designed for recce missions. The vehicle, dubbed Shadow, is an advanced technology demonstrator 4x4 vehicles, which can be carried internally in the V 22 tilt-rotor, CH-53, CH-46 helicopters and C-130...

Organic Air Vehicle (OAV)

Start < Page 3 of 7 > The Future Combat System (FCS) Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) plan consists of a family of several types of airborne vehicles, including the Organic Air Vehicle (OAV). The OAV will be designed to operate from the battlefield, by the field troops, and provide small combat teams and individual soldiers with the capability to detect the...

Miniature/Micro UAV Systems

Start < Page 5 of 5 > Miniature aerial systems are the smallest UAVs used by lowest tactical echelons and special operation forces to gather intelligence "over the hill" and "around the corner". These systems include many small UAVs, such as Raven, Desert Hawk, Pointer and Dragon-Eye, used by US forces, Tracker (DRAC) bought by France and Aladin, used by the German Army, the Israeli Skylark and more. Unlike...

FENNEK – Krauss-Maffei Wegmann / SP Aerospace

FENNEK is an air-portable armored scout vehicle, developed and produced by a consortium including the German company Krauss-Maffai Wegman and the Dutch SP aerospace & vehicle systems. Both countries are procuring 612 vehicles. Deliveries started during the summer of 2003. Fennek has a three-man crew, consisting of commander, observer and driver. Its armor protection defeats all handheld weapons as well...

DEFEXPO 2004 – Homeland Defense

Mahindra, the large Indian vehicle manufacturer unveiled its Striker lightweight high mobility combat vehicle, designed for armed reconnaissance and mounted patrols. The vehicle was displayed mounting four Milan missiles and a 7.62 mm machine gun. Mahindra also exhibited the Rakshak Plus, a protected vehicle designed for rapid  reaction teams, mounted patrols and transportation of commanders and VIP. Rakshak Plus...