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...

Sky Sapience Delivers the First Pre-Production Hovermast to the IDF

Israel's Sky Sapience company has delivered today to the Israel Defense Forces' Land Forces Command the first pre-production example of the HoverMast 100 - an autonomous, tethered hovercraft carrying a stabilized electro-optical payload. The system was delivered at a proving ground on the slopes of Mt. Carmel, where the company regularly tests the systems. The system will now enter operational evaluation...

Manned and unmanned helicopters demonstrate joint operations with the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS)

The US Navy has demonstrated operations of manned and unmanned aircraft from the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). On a test off the Pacific coast, the Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout launched and controlled from the USS Freedom, transferred information to an airborne Sikorsky MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter, both providing the LCS critical surveillance information

Aeronautics revamps Orbiter 2 – new B model is an all-digital system

Aeronautics is launching at Eurosatory a new variant of the electric-powered Orbiter 2 mini unmanned aerial system (UAS) family, designated Orbiter 2B. Externally, the new drone looks the same, but internally, its core systems - avionics, datalink and controls are all modernized, digitised, and more secured

SRATS – Stealth Reconnaissance/Assault Transport System

SRATS which stands for "Specialized Reconnaissance Assault and Transport System" evolved from a proof of concept vehicle, utilizing "Rock Crawler" and "Sand Rail" technologies, which are popular with recreational and extreme off-road automotive sports, to produce an off-road vehicle designed to handle extreme terrain conditions. In 2004 DARPA funded the development of two prototype vehicles under a proof of...

Spy’Ranger – a New Mini-Drone for the French Army

The French defense procurement agency (DGA) selected Thales to provide up to 70 ‘Spy'Ranger’ Mini-Drone Reconnaissance Systems (SMDR) for the French Army. Induction of the first batch of 35 systems is expected to begin in 2019. The total cost of the contract, with options, could reach €104.3 million (US $108.8 million).

IAI Extends Panther’s Endurance, Positioning the VTUAV to Address South Korean Surveillance Needs

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is unveiling a new variant of its Panther Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) UAV, equipped with a hybrid propulsion system integrating electric and internal combustion engines. The drone, displayed by the Korean Hankuk Carbon company, is designated ‘Front Engine Panther’ (FE-Panther) and is the latest development of IAI’s Panther family.

SBIRS Satellite Provide ‘Unblinking Eyes’, Constantly Monitoring Hotspots Worldwide

The Pentagon is harnessing its strategic missile warning system to conduct surveillance on a global scale, improving strategic situational awareness over the entire planet. A new Battlespace Awareness Center (OBA) that came online last month processes massive streams of satellite infrared immagery, generating Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) that turns the pentagon's 'Space-Based Infra-Red Systems' (SBIRS) into an all-seeing, unblinking eye.

Unmanned Systems at Eurosatory 2008

A wide range of Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) displayed at Eurosatory 2008 indicated how advanced these systems became and how popular they become withdefense forces. However, despite the considerable advances, most systems on display were still experimental, with only a few such as EOD/IED robots such as the iRobot PacBot, and the Talon from QinetiQ, and the Israeli Guardium autonomous...

Supacat Debut the LRV 400 Light Recce Vehicle at DSEI 2013

Supacat is launching the Light Reconnaissance Vehicle 400 (LRV 400) at the DSEi 2013 exhibition opened in London today. The vehicle is designed as a low cost, high performance capability for special forces, border patrol, reconnaissance, rapid intervention and light strike roles. Offering light forces supreme levels of all-terrain mobility, the LRV 400 is able to be tactically loaded...

Reaper Drones to Master AI with Agile Condor Super Computing Pod

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to demonstrate the Air Force Research Lab’s “Agile Condor” capability using a company-owned MQ-9 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). The testing will determine the optimum artificial intelligence and machine learning methodologies to find, identify and track select targets. Agile Condor also has the potential to dramatically reduce satellite bandwidth requirements as a result of its ability to automatically identify, classify, and nominate targets of interest.

Eltics Unveils Black Fox’ Deception Capabilities

Eltics has released a new video showing unique thermal signature shaping, employing the 'Black Fox' cloak able to conceal large vehicles, causing them to blend with the background or mimik much smaller, less distinctive vehicles.

Striking in Seconds!

Coupling RAFAEL’s latest reconnaissance and targeting pods with scene matching EO guided weapons enables air forces to tighten targeting cycles from days and hours to few seconds.

Missile or UAV? UVision Introduces the WASP

UVision has introduced the WASP - a personal, mini UAV that has performance characteristics of a missile, with versatility, user control and reusability of a UAV.