Controp Scouting for Applications for SPEED-A Aerostat-Based Payloads

SPEED-A Payload suspended under an aerostat
Controp is displaying its latest aerostat-optimized SPEED-A stabilized electro-optically payload system at Aero-India 2013, in anticipation of new opportunities maturing fr this unique system. The company is hopeful the system would be applicable for the Indian requirements for border and coastal protection, site protection and force protection, where tethered systems are have proved highly effective and economical in covering large areas, particularly over densely vegetated urban or flat terrain.

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...

New Optical Tags to Improve Combat Identification of Friendly Forces

    Brimrose Technology Corporation is introducing a new generation of optical taggants which will enable enhanced, covert marking and identification using unique narrow-band source ad Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) imaging systems. Optical taggants are target identifiers located on friendly or enemy personnel or material that enable the Warfighter to make critical decisions in target identification in a tactical environment, day and...

Extendable Stick Turns Micro Robot into a Pole Cam

ReconRobotics has introduced a new, versatile add-on to the Recon Scout Micro Robot enabling the use of the robot either as a remotely controlled sensor or static, elevated 'Pole Cam'. The novel device enables military scouts to mount the Micro Robot on the 20 inch (0.52 m) long 'Recon Scout Search Stick', a quipped with actuated jaws that grasp...

Panhard Introduces the Sphinx Armed Reconnaissance Vehicle

Positioned to be the leading provider for the ERBC, Panhard developed a technology demonstrator called Sphinx with internal funds, introducing an ERBC representative prototype enabling the company and the French defense establishment to study the operational functions of the ERBC. The Sphinx was the only candidate shown publicly at Eurosatory 2010. Unlike Nexter and Renault, aiming to compete for...

iRobot Introduces a New Mini-Robot

iRobot has unveiled pre-production prototypes of its latest new product, the iRobot 110 FirstLook unmanned ground vehicle (UGV). This small, light and throwable robot provides hasty situational awareness, performs persistent observation and investigates confined spaces.

Stretched Paramilitary Versions for the Sandcat

Plasan are showing two new models of the SandCat, designed for paramilitary and police missions. Plasan has already delivered a special version of the SandCat to the Israeli border security corps, as well as the Israel police special response units. Plasan has recently delivered 78 SandCats to Israeli homeland security and law enforcement agencies, including 51 to the Border...

Reccelite Pods to Fly on Italian Predator Bs

Italy is integrating the Israeli Reccelite tactical reconnaissance pod on its US-made General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) Predator B/ MQ-9 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems. Integration tests are already underway and fielding of the new configuration is expected next year.

TARES – Tactical Advanced Recce Strike System

TARES attack drone is based on the Taifun attack UAV. Unlike its predecessor, which operated autonomously, the new UAV is designed to facilitate "man in the loop" operation.  TARES will provide IIR and radar images and automatic target identification capabilities. When high priority targets are detected, TARES will be able to switch mode and attack them. The drone will have a...

Australia to Operate Six MQ-4C Drones by 2025

Australia commits to buy six Northrop Gruman MQ-4C Triton maritime surveillance drones, to be fielded beginning in 2023, at an investment of $1.4 billion. The Tritons will operate with manned aircraft to enhance Australian anti-submarine warfare, maritime strike, and search and rescue capabilities.

Renault Unveil a new Line of Armored Vehicles

Renault AMC 6x6 vehicle is a 20 ton class multi-purpose armored vehicle designed as a troop and weapon carrier (mortar, gun), support and reconnaissance vehicle. At a combat gross weight of 18 – 23 tons, the AMC can carry net payload of 6.5 to 10.5 tons, depending on configuration. The vehicle is powered by a 370 hp engine which...

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...

British MOD Evaluates Foreign Designs for the FRES Scout Vehicle

The British Ministry of Defence (MoD) has accelerated the processing of a new contract to procure about 600 armored vehicles as part of the reconnaissance and support vehicles, comprising four variants of the Future Rapid Effect Systems (FRES) family of vehicles. FRES scout vehicle (SV) consists of three Blocks of Reconnaissance vehicles, plus Medium Armor and Maneuver Support. Up...

Terrain Commander Unattended Netted Ground Sensor

Terrain Commander (TC) (left below) and Terrain Commander 2 (right below) are network enabled surveillance systems, used for military intelligence gathering and battlefield surveillance, force protection, perimeter security, border control. The TC system's base unit is a self contained 11 kg platform and 6kg payload, both fit well into an oversized backpack and is deployed in minutes and can operate continuously for...