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In June 2012 the German Bundeswehr has placed an order with the Düsseldorf-based Rheinmetall Group to supply it with state-of-the-art infantry equipment. By December, the prime contractor Rheinmetall placed an order with subcontractor Thales, for the day/night vision and display systems, radios and power packs for the system
The Japanese government has embarked on a plan to acquire the Global Hawk a high-altitude, long-distance (HALE) unmanned surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft from the United States. South Korea is also interested in buying the drone, though higher than expected costs cooled Seoul's enthusiasm about the system.
Seraphim has introduced an advanced, persistent ground sensor comprising a radar and imaging sensor claimed to provide the Ultimate Gap Filler (UGF) for border protection and persistent surveillance of targets of interest in complex terrain.
Saudi Arabia has requested to buy eight Hawker Beechcraft King Air 350ER special mission aircraft, packed with airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR).
A prototype system designed to detect improvised explosive devices (IED) in day and night, from high altitude was successfully flight tested by General Atomics General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.,.
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and ITT Exelis are nearing completion and testing of Vigilant Stare, a manned aircraft-based Wide-Area Persistent Surveillance (WAPS) concept demonstrator.
Controp Precision Technologies has launched is introducing the M-STAMP gyro stabilized multi sensor payload system for small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and small aircraft. The M-STAMP...
ReconRobotics, Inc. is introducing the Throwbot® XT, an advanced throwable military and police robot at Eurosatory 2012. This new micro-robot provides both audio and video reconnaissance of dangerous environments. Military fire teams and SWAT personnel can quickly gain situational awareness during high-risk operations and surveillance missions using this robot.
The Russian Air Force has contracted the Tupolev design bureau to develop and produce two prototypes of special-mission versions of its Tu-214 commercial transport aircraft, designated Tu-214R, developed under the codename ‘Project 141’.
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.
Aerovironment is upgrading the RQ-11B Digital Raven with the Mantis i23 miniature multisensor payload, packing daylight video, thermal cameras and plus laser pointer. The company is also enhancing the system by processing the Raven video to trigger automatic Moving Target Indication (MTI).
MIST, an advanced EO payload designed for mapping and wide area aerial surveillance was displayed for the first time today at the AUVSI Israel event in Tel Aviv. A military version of the camera was designed for unmanned aerial systems and has entered operational service in 2006, just in time for the Second Lebanon War. It has since proved itself in continuous operation over thousands of hours on a number of UAV systems.
AUVSI Israel 2012 opened in Tel Aviv today, gathering over 500 participants, 43 exhibitors and an impressive roster of speakers and presenters from across all industry and military branches. some are depicted in the following photo report. In the exhibit halls, a number of new systems were displayed for the first time. A more detailed review on some of the systems will follow soon.
The ‘HoverMast’ developed by the Israeli start-up company Sky Sapience is scheduled to go on an operational demonstration in the upcoming months, demonstrating the...