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.

New Eyes for the Mounted Platoon

AUSA, Washington DC, October 2009: The Mast Mounted System (MMS) developed jointly by Raytheon and Lockheed Martin is a networked sensor suite considered for inclusion as part of the U.S. Army's modernized Brigade Combat Teams (BCT). MMS enables armored reconnaissance vehicles to acquire and share sensor images and videos across the platoon and up the chain of command. Information generated...

France’s Mars Industry Consortium Selected for Scorpion Architecture Design

The French Ministry of Defense announced the selection of an industry group comprising Thales, Sagem and Nexter, to lead the architecture development of the French land forces modernization program known as 'Scorpion'. The announcement, originally expected in June this year, was delayed after the French government committed to deep budget cuts. The Directorate General of Armaments (DGA), the French...

SpyBowl reconnaissance Sphere from Exavision

Thrown or rolled into a suspicious target area, Spybowl uses four cameras to generate an omni-directional view of its surrounding and a microphone to detect and transmit voices. The system uses HF radio for data transmission over range of up to 30 meters inside buildings or 100 meters outdoors. All components are packed inside an rubber coated aluminum sphere, enabling...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...