IAI Unveils two new maritime surveillance radars at Euronaval 2014

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has expanded its Maritime Surveillance Radar family. introducing two new models - the ELM-2022ML lightweight and compact radar, for helicopters and tactical unmanned systems, and the ELM-2022ES - employing mechanically rotating electronic scanned antenna array.

Stark Aerospace offers tethered hovering sensor to CTTSO

Stark Aerospace is offering the HoverLite tethered hovering platform developed by the Israeli SkySapience, for evaluation by sponsored by the US Combatting Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO).

Rheinmetall Unveils the Armed Recce Mission-Master Robot

Rheinmetall Defence unveiled today a new armed reconnaissance mission module for their Mission-Master Autonomous Unmanned Ground Vehicle (A-UGV). The new mission module includes an intelligence-gathering multi-sensor pack and a remotely controlled weapon station. The system takes the Mission Master a step closer to Rheinmetall’s fully autonomous ‘Wolfpack’ concept

Future High Altitude Drones to Remain on Station for Months, Years

// QinetiQ, Inc has been awarded a $45 million by the US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) for the development and manufacturing of seven Zephyr High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial systems and one ground station. The ultra-light HALE aerial vehicle will provide persistent coverage capability over a remote theater, with mission durations of up to...

Israeli Ground Target Acquisition System Delivered to NATO service

  Israel Aerospace Industries' (IAI) has recently delivered its Ground Target Acquisition System (GTAS) to a NATO country's Artillery Forward Observer (FO) units. GTAS, developed by IAI's Tamam Division, is based on the company's field-proven MiniPOP, integrated with a rugged lightweight tablet, a hand-held display and control, power packs, tripod and special backpack. The total system's weight is 14 Kg. GTAS...

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...

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...

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...

CICADA – Close-in Covert Autonomous Disposable Aircraft

CICADA - for Close-in Covert Autonomous Disposable Aircraft, is developed by the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) to enable rapid dispersion of communication nodes, sensors, or effectors can then be placed in a programmable geometric pattern in hostile territory without directly over-flying those regions or exposing human agents on the ground.

ADAPTing Commercial Systems to Deliver Mass produced, Low Cost Military Sensors

Unattended sensors have evolved through the years, from hand emplaced and retrieved systems inserted and retrieved from enemy area by special forces, to lightweight, expendable sensors that could be dropped from the air and tapped, via wireless links to report on enemy movements in an area under surveillance. In recent years, unattended ground sensors (UGS) have evolved with the progress...

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 -...

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.

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...