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IAI’s EO/IR POPSTAR is designed to Detect ‘Flying IEDs’

IAI introduced today the 'POPSTAR', a persistent surveillance sensor using an EOIR camera array to automatically detect and track small, flying or moving targets in the air and on the ground, track those targets and designate the targets deemed suspicious and dangerous for engagement by countermeasures and weapons.

“Fighting in Urban Terrain” the Theme for Latrun 2010 Conference

News from Latrun: IAI’s Panther UAV, Photo report: Day 1, Day 2 The upcoming Latrun 2010 Conference will focus on ‘Fighting in Urban Terrain’ jointly conducted by the IDF Ground Forces Command and the Institute for Land Warfare studies. The three-day event will also include a ‘Technology Day’ focused on Force Protection, sponsored by SIBAT, Israel’s Ministry of Defense Export authority. (Register here to...

Combating Terrorism & Crime: Prowlers in Cyberspace

Terrorism and unlawful activities have prevailed and flourished in the modern information age, with criminal activity rapidly adapting cyberspace as safe haven for illicit activity. Historically, national intelligence agencies have relied on the monitoring of public telephone networks, by establishing and performing 'legal eavesdropping' on physical telecommunications and telegraph (PTT) 'copper lines'. These human- and hardware-intensive operations rapidly absorbed new...

Zala Aero Group REX-1 Drone Jammer

REX-1 from the Russian Kalashnikov Corp. Zala Aero group acts as a man-portable UAV and communications inhibitor.

ESC BAZ Introduces Ambush Kits for Hand-Held EO Binoculars

Israel's surveillance specialist ESC Baz is displaying its range of perimeter surveillance, mast-mounted, mobile and man portable surveillance systems at Combat 2011. At the exhibition the company provides a peek into the new lines of products, including man portable surveillance systems utilizing standard multi-sensor binoculars already available with the user (ESC currently support a wide range of binoculars from...

The Danger of Ammonium Nitrate

The huge blast that destroyed the Port of Beirut and left large parts of the city in ruins was likely a disaster waiting to happen, given the reckless storage conditions of Ammonium Nitrate at the port house. How can authorities keep track of potentially hazardous materials they store to avoid such mishaps? Tom Gilad, International Sales and Marketing Manager at LDS outlines the information we have and what we should now about explosive precursors.

Remotely Operated Non Lethal Weapon Station

RAFAEL is unveiling at Eurosatory 2012 a new concept for remotely operated station mounting non-lethal weapons. The system, utilizing a standard Samson Junior weapon station, mounting a modular assembly of systems carrying several devices aimed to provide the commander with non-lethal means for effective intervention. These include flash-bang payloads and loudspeakers, rubber balls and tear gas. The NLW kit...

Extended Endurance Could Get C295AEW Back on the Indonesian Radar

Airbus Military has begun flight-testing a modification to add winglets to the C295 medium transport and surveillance aircraft. Extending the aircraft endurance would be beneficial to maritime surveillance and airborne early warning missions, particularly when operating in high and hot conditions.

Compact tactical radars for the modern manoeuver force

Lightweight, mobile C-RAM radars are providing enhanced situational visibility, force protection to modern tactical forces

Fake or true? Intriguing Intercept Video

Carefully inspecting the video that provided evidence of the successful ICBM intercept by the Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV), one cannot ignore the anomaly visible on 00:59, showing an object closing in rapidly from the left and surviving the explosion. Defense-Update raises the questions and provides some possible answers...

Controp Optimizes Stabilized EO Systems for Mast Mounted Vehicular Applications

At Aero-India 2011 Controp is introducing two new stabilized EO systems, optimized for vehicular platforms. The new, remotely controlled, gyro-stabilized Modular Electro-Optical System (MEOS). The system employs an open architecture similar to Controp's CEDAR product line, yet MEOS also features a two-axis gyro-stabilized platform, enabling installation on vehicular platforms, as well as elevated mast mounting. The system employs day and night...

Dogo – a Weaponized Robot Designed for Close Combat

A new weaponized robot developed by Israel's General Robotics represents a new breed of 'combat robots', to be unveiled at Eurosatory 2016 in Paris this month. The robot dubbed DOGO is designed to assist combat teams in close combat and counter-terror operations.

Israel’s firefighting unit to expand with six new planes

Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that it was awarded an approximately $100 million contract from the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) to procure six new AT-802F firefighting aircraft and operate the firefighting squadron, which will consist of a total of 14 aircraft.

Skjold Surface Effect Ship

The Norwegian Navy has an operational requirement for operations over a long coastal line, in the Economic Exclusion Zone (EEZ) and in support of international operations. The Navy requires to operate a large number of vessels, equipped with relatively large weapons load. One of the systems that will take the challenge is the new 270 tons Skjold Surface Effect...