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 -...

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.

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...

InSitu Selected for STUAS UAV Program, Potential Future Orders: Over $0.5 Billion

The U.S. Navy Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has selected the InSitu Integrator unmanned aircraft for the Small Tactical Unmanned Air System (STUAS)/Tier II system, and awarded the system developer Insitu Inc., - a wholly owned subsidiary of the Boeing Company - a contract worth nearly $44 million for the development and fielding of the service's next generation tactical UAS,...

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...

Sentinent Develops MTI, Change Detection Capability for Land Combat Vehicles

The Australian company Sentient announced the successful demonstration of a software solution that automatically indicates movement and changes in electro-optical (EO) full motion video (FMV) imagery captured by ground vehicles.

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...

DARPA Challenge Aims at a new Breed of Light Armed Scouts

DARPA has announced a new 'challenge' for the development of a concept vehicle utilizing flexible and innovative manufacturing, enabling the military to rapidly adapt to changing battlefield requirements. Past DARPA challenges addressed autonomous mobility in open and urban terrain, development of armor protection systems and the development of lean manufacturing technologies. The new challenge is a design challenge, addressing the...

Wall Crawling Robot to Traverse Walls, Snooping Through Windows

SRI Engineers demonstrate electro-adhesive crawling propulsion that lifts up to 75 pounds over verical walls SRI's wall-climbing robots scale vertical surfaces by virtue of electro-adhesion, which involves inducing electrostatic charges on a wall substrate. Since 2007 SRI developed several proof of principle robots, under a DARPA funded program. These robots demonstrated robust clamping to common building materials including glass, wood, metal and...

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...