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...

Honeywell Takes T-Hawk for Afghanistan Roadshow

On 14 January a group of soldiers and civilians from coalition forces gathered at the Kandahar Airfield in southern Afghanistan to witness how the Honeywell RQ-16A T-Hawk miniature unmanned aerial vehicle can support combat and security operations throughout the armed forces. The T-Hawk is already been used for route clearance and by explosive ordinance disposal teams. However, the unmanned vehicle has  the capability to do more -...

British MOD Calls for Rapid Replacement for Scimitar CVR(T)

BAE Systems Global Combat Systems and General Dynamics (UK) are the two companies invited by the British Ministry of Defence to team with the MOD to develop a new armored vehicle for the British Army. The program is part of the Future Rapid Effect System Specialist Vehicle (FRES SV), intended to field reconnaissance and reconnaissance support variants that will...

MRAP Could Assume New Missions in Future Conflicts

Quo Vadis MRAP? February, 2010: As U.S. military operations in Iraq are winding down, the services are considering what to do with those assets, specially developed for Operation Iraqi Freedom, that cannot be 'ported' to other theaters of operations- like Afghanistan. The High Mobility, Multi-Role Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) and Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles are two examples. Both are...

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...

The Army’s First Combat Robot – Operational by 2015

Light combat brigades could be fielded by 2015 as part of the U.S. Army Brigade Modernization Plan. The Armed Robotic Vehicle-Assault (Light) (ARV-A-L) currently in development, could be ready for operation by 2014 and is currently planned for delivery to the first brigades by the years 2014-2015. According to Lt. Colonel Jay Ferriera, Product Manager Unmanned Ground Vehicles, a key...

Defexpo 2006 – Command, Control & Communications

India has become a big consumer of defense electronics, which, like some of their major military systems, are based on foreign systems but developed indigenously and locally produced. The largest defense electronics exhibitor at Defexpo 06 was Bharat Electronics (BEL), which displayed a wide range of electronic equipment including battlefield surveillance radars; SIGINT; electro-optical systems for upgrading tanks and...

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.

Negotiating the Indoor Maze

Indoor Reconnaissance - Technological Solutions Face the Toughest Counter-Terror Challenge Counter terror operations rely primarily on intelligence warfare. Fortunately, most terror attacks are foiled in their early stages, as security forces uncover plans, preparations, operatives or their supporters in time. The few operations that manage to hide from the prowling eyes of intelligence services and reach their objectives, are usually...