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Elbit Systems Presents Advanced Systems and Market Leading Capabilities at DSEI Exhibition 2017

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Having been involved in major UK procurement programmes, including the WatchKeeper UAS project and the UK Military Flying Training Systems (MFTS) programme, Elbit Systems aims to keep expanding its UK business by leveraging its global experience and reputation, bringing proven advanced technologies and innovative solutions to meet the specific UK market needs. At Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2017, at ExCel in London on September 12th -15th 2017, Elbit Systems will showcase a set of market leading technology solutions designed to meet the challenges of tomorrow’s battlefield.

The company’s booth S2-320 will focus on four main areas:

Sensor to shooter: A demonstration of networked Digital Fires components

Visitors to the Company’s booth will experience a demonstration of a cutting edge, field proven digital fires solution. A scenario comprising of dismounted force, mounted and HQ units, will demonstrate an agile approach to overcome battlefield challenges including complex terrain, short life time targets, adverse visibility conditions, mixed population and force safety. Showcasing a range of Elbit System’s capabilities and systems, the live demonstration starts with target acquisition by dismounted assets, seamlessly disseminating ‘call for fire’ data across tactical echelons queuing the deployment and activation of the precision guided munitions from a light vehicle-mounted fully autonomous 120mm mortar system.

The solution will be presented through a number of equipment capabilities consisting of the following major components:

Dismounted Situational Awareness (DSA): Soldiers fully equipped with DOMINATOR™ the company’s well tested infantry modern soldier suite comprised of in-house hardware components and battlefield applications integrated with advanced Load Carriage System.

C5I2SR layer: Demonstrating Combat NG the latest generation of Elbit Systems’ combat proven C4ISR system for field artillery and TORC2H™ System the operational command & control application. All running on advanced military grade End User Devices (EUDs): RAPTOR™, ETC™ and SMARTVIEW™.

Radio & Communication Systems: A complete package of Software Defined Radio (SDR) systems enabling robust communication across all units and echelons, comprising of E-LynX™ family of multi-waveform tactical IP radios including MCTR-7200, PNR-1000 lightweight personal network radio, the HF-8000 multi-adaptive HF radio systems for continuous long-range communications, and GRX-8000 ECCM high capacity frequency-hopping radio relay system.

Mounted Fires Asset: A light 4X4 vehicle equipped with SPEAR MK2 Elbit Systems’ computerized and fully autonomous soft recoil 120mm mortar system, GPS and laser guided 120mm mortar, battle-proven high-performance Enhanced Tactical Computer (ETC), SmarTMR™ the advanced routing and central computing unit, ELSAT 2100 the tactical satellite solution for on-the-move beyond line-of-sight communication, and Elbit Systems’ Laser Warning System (E-LAWS) and Threat Detection System (TDS).

Head Mounted Displays

IronVision™ Visitors to the company’s booth will be able to try on Elbit Systems’ innovative ‘See-Through Armour’ Helmet-Mounted Displays (HMDs) for Tanks and Armoured Vehicles. By applying Elbit Systems’ globally acclaimed ‘head-up, eyes-out’ aerial technology to the closed hatched armored vehicle environment, IronVision™ generates an image that enables the crew to ‘see through’ their armoured vehicles, helping them overcome inherent visibility limitations, while improving mission efficiency and safety. Advanced sensors transmit real-time, zero latency, high-resolution video to the HMDs, providing the crew with a natural, conformal view of the vehicle surroundings. Pre-loaded terrain and obstacle information, combined with smart, intuitive symbology, provide a unified, intuitive image of the world outside, relieving the crew of the mental load of having to interpret data from multiple sources, while improving situational awareness.

Brightnite™ Visitors to the company’s booth will be able to experience a virtual reality demonstration of the BrightNite system that enables intuitive head-up, eyes-out orientation flight in extreme low visibility conditions. This system is a multi-spectral end to end panoramic piloting solution that fuses multiple day and night cameras into one clear intuitive piloting picture regardless of outer light conditions and delivers the landscape scenery directly to both eyes of the pilot, including 2D flight symbology, 3D mission symbology and Elbit Systems’ unique brownout symbology.

Unmanned Systems

Skylark™ 3 (displayed in mockup) A tactical mini-UAS optimized for either dismounted or vehicle-based operation, delivering organic airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) capabilities to the division, brigade and battalion levels (100km Line Of Sight ) enabling force, convoy and strategic infrastructure protection. Skylark 3 enables performance of ongoing covert operations, providing real-time intelligence day and night.

Skylark™ I-LEX (displayed in mockup) A man-portable fully operational electric propelled UAS best suited for organic “beyond the next hill” reconnaissance, counter insurgency and force protection missions (40km Line Of Sight), as well as civil applications including perimeter security, border and coastal surveillance, anti-terror and a variety of law enforcement missions.

ReDrone is an advanced anti-drone protection system designed to detect, identify, track and neutralize different types of drones at a designated airspace. The system is capable of pinpointing both the drone and its operator’s directions. The advanced detection system provides 360-degree perimeter protection and complete, up-to-the-minute situational awareness. It can also deal with several drones simultaneously. After detecting a target, the ReDrone system disrupts the drone’s communication with its operator, blocks its radio and video signals and GPS positioning data, and sends it off track, preventing it from carrying out an attack.

Seagull™ is an Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) system. Seagull is equipped to perform versatile missions with modular payloads such as dipping sonar and torpedoes to detect and engage submarines, towed side scan sonar/ SAS and mine identification and neutralization payloads. Seagull is also designed to carry out unmanned maritime missions such as protection of critical sea areas, electronic warfare, hydrographical survey missions and more. Seagull has performed successful demonstrations charting both familiar and unfamiliar territory in extreme sailing conditions.

Electronic Warfare (EW) Systems

Elbit Systems offers a wide range of technologically superior and operationally proven EW solutions for Naval, Land and Aerial environments.

Presented via multimedia will be:

AQUA MARINE is a family of combat-proven digital, modular naval EW suites for first and second line naval platforms operating in littoral and blue waters environments. AQUA MARINE provides today’s naval fleet with situational awareness capabilities, comprehensive frequency coverage, high intercept probability, innovative signal processing and advanced jamming technologies. Modern algorithms, involving Artificial Intelligence (AI), are used to generate realistic arena visualization to the operator. Laser warning, COMINT, ship self-defense and task group- defense forged to a complete EW image are presented and reported in the most effective way to the ship commander, also to be used by other combat systems on board the ship. These systems are based on extensive field experience of over four decades of success with customers worldwide.

TIMNEX III is an operationally proven Intelligence Collection System (ICS) for naval operation. This Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) system integrates Electronic Support Measures (ESM), Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) and Communications Intelligence (COMINT) enhanced capabilities as well as advanced digital processing to cope with the complex, versatile modern electromagnetic environment.

Light SPEAR™ is a unique Electronic Attack (EA) and self-protection system for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), Light SPEAR is a compact, extremely lightweight self-protection jamming system for UAS. It improves UAS survivability and meets the growing need to operate and collect accurate intelligence in highly hostile environments. The system allows easy integration with an array of transmitters and platforms, and its low Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) consumption makes it an ideal EW system for multiple operational platforms.

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SPEAR MK2 mortar system © Elbit systems

All-in-Small™ Complete Airborne Self-Protection Suite An extremely small and lightweight integrated EW suite in a single line replaceable units All-in-Small can be effectively integrated with Direct Infrared Counter Measures (DIRCM) systems due to its high range detection and Direction Finding (DF) accuracy and enables quick and efficient jamming.

PAWS Family is a combat proven cross-platform family of Infra-Red (IR) Passive Airborne Warning Systems. A comprehensive self-protection solution, PAWS provides effective protection for all airborne platform-types against the most challenging modern and future threats. It detects tracks and identifies incoming missiles, alerts and initiates timely flare dispensing and precisely cues DIRCM towards an approaching missile. PAWS is installed in a distributed configuration over the aircraft’s skin, in a dedicated pod/bay, or in a pylon, and operates either as a stand-alone, self-contained system, or as part of a complete EW suite.

Air Keeper is a unified airborne intelligence and EA solution for mission aircraft. Air Keeper seamlessly integrates a wide range of intelligence gathering and EW capabilities, enabling powerful control over the electromagnetic spectrum. Combining operational elements – ESM/ELINT, Electronic Countermeasures (ECM), COMINT, Communications Jamming (COMJAM), and Command & Control (C2) – all operated and managed by a single entity onboard a platform, it provides mission commanders with a complete, real-time, electronic picture of the arena, while targeting communications, radar and other assets to reduce the effectiveness of enemy radar and communications systems. It allows conversion of any existing cargo, transport, or passenger aircraft into a strategic and tactical special mission (such as intelligence gathering and EA) aircraft, and can be integrated with existing self-protection solutions onboard the platform.

Integrated Electronic Warfare System (IEW) is a highly advanced, fully integrated ESM/ELINT, COMINT, ECM, COMJAM and Command and Control system for all operational EW demands. IEWS solution enables passive and active intelligence, including collection, processing and exploitation, EW countermeasures and command and control, All-in-One comprehensive, integratable and customizable system. It provides decision-makers with a complete, real-time SIGINT and EW picture of the arena and powerfully responds to existing and emerging threats from airborne, naval and ground platforms, enabling real-time situational awareness and simultaneous operation of elements for Electronic Support (ES) and EA.

About Elbit Systems

Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international high technology company engaged in a wide range of defense, homeland security and commercial programs throughout the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (“C4ISR”), unmanned aircraft systems, advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, signal intelligence systems, data links and communications systems, radios and cyber-based systems. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial applications and providing a range of support services, including training and simulation systems

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RUAG and Elbit Systems to Form a Joint Venture

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Photo credit: REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/A logo of Swiss defence equipment maker RUAG at a branch in Zurich, Switzerland, 23rd March 2018.

BERN, Switzerland and HAIFA, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Last week the Swiss company RUAG and the Israel-based international defence electronics company Elbit Systems announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the companies to form a Joint Venture Company, learned BulgarianMilitary.com

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The new entity will be established in Switzerland with a joint team comprised of experts from both companies, who have already started their work in collaboration.

The CEO of RUAG Defence, Andreas Berger, commented, “We at RUAG Defence are looking forward to working with Elbit Systems and we are convinced that this collaboration will allow us to support the Swiss Army with our proven competence and professionalism.”

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The Joint Venture Company will allow the companies to synergize and leverage their respective competences and in this way it will serve as a national Communication and System Competence Centre of Excellence in support of the needs and requirements of the Swiss Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS). In addition, it will act as a knowledge centre for the purposes of the companies’ joint efforts with regard to a DDPS’ communication program of the Swiss Defence Ministry and other joint endeavours in the future.

Read more: Elbit Systems Presents Advanced Systems and Market Leading Capabilities at DSEI Exhibition 2017

“It is a privilege to be in a position to offer technologically advanced and operational solutions for the Swiss Armed Forces. We are proud to join forces with RUAG and believe that this collaboration will strengthen local support and engineering capabilities through transfer of knowhow,” said the Senior Vice President at Elbit Systems C4I & Cyber Haim Delmar.

About RUAG

The Swiss company RUAG develop and produce innovative products and services for customers all over the world and which are used on land, in the air and in space. The core business of RUAG Defence includes products and services for tracked and wheeled vehicles, realistic training for soldiers and reliable information and communication infrastructures, as well as protection solutions to counter ballistic and electromagnetic threats. Besides its sites in Switzerland, the company has branch offices and sales offices in France, Germany, Singapore and the Middle East, including partnerships all over the world.

About Elbit Systems

Elbit Systems is an international high technology company headquartered in Israel. It operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, C4ISR, unmanned aircraft systems, advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, signal intelligence systems, data links and communications systems, radios and cyber-based systems.

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GBU-49 Dropped from F-35A for the First Time during Training

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Photo credit: the United States Air Force/F-35A dropping GBU-49

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Florida, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The GBU-49 precision bomb made by Raytheon was dropped for the first time from the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II in combat training at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, learned BulgarianMilitary.com

Lt Col Matthew Johnston commented, “Like any new weapon, what we learned, and what we will learn as we continue to train with the GBU-49, will directly impact our tactics and will make the F-35A even more lethal.”

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The test was conducted on 7th November 2018 by the US Air Force (USAF) 388th Fighter Wing’s 34th Fighter Squadron, stationed at Hill AFB, Utah. According to the service, during the combat training, weapons crews, maintainers, and pilots were assessed on their ability to build, load, and drop the weapons.

USAF F-35A pilots are being trained in dropping of the GBU-49 bomb in flight simulators at Hill AFB, however continued live trainings are part of the plans for refining their tactics and techniques. As reported by the United States Air Force, further training on the Utah Test and Training Range with live and inert GBU-49 bombs will be soon organized.

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The GBU-49 bomb is Raytheon’s Enhanced dual-mode GPS and Laser guided version of the laser-only GBU-12 bomb. Therefore, it is a converted “dumb” bomb, which is guided to its target through a laser and GPS. The precision weapon can be used against moving or stationary targets in a variety of weather conditions.

The F-35 Lightning II of Lockheed Martin is a family of single-seat, single-engined, all-weather stealth multirole fighters. The fifth-generation combat aircraft is developed for ground-attack and air-superiority missions. Its main models are three: the F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) variant, the F-35B short take-off and vertical-landing (STOVL) variant, and the F-35C carrier-based catapult-assisted take-off but arrested recovery (CATOBAR) variant.

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MyDefence Announced Successful Integration of Its C-UAS Sensors in Vehicle Platforms

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CARY, North Carolina, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – MyDefence Communication announced last week that the company had successfully integrated its Counter Unmanned Aerial System (C-UAS) technology into the General Dynamics Land Systems Light Armoured Vehicle platform for the needs of military forces, learned BulgarianMilitary.com

The CEO of MyDefence North America, Luke Layman, commented, “We are proud to announce the successful integration of our Counter UAS sensors into the General Dynamics Land Systems Light Armoured Vehicle platform. This is the first fully integrated Counter UAS solution available for mobile platforms with support for third-party battle management systems.”

Read more: A Portable Counter UAS Jammer Has Been Launched by MyDefence

Advanced, networked radio-frequency (RF) sensors have been developed by MyDefence and the company has worked closely with General Dynamics Land Systems in order to integrate these drone sensors into a wheeled armoured vehicle platform so that to provide on-the-move detect and defeat capability of drones for military operators. Now, thanks to the integrated drone sensors, military operators will be able to effectively detect and defeat hostile drones used either for reconnaissance or as weapon delivery systems.

MyDefence first began integration tests together with the General Dynamics Land Systems platform last year. The platform has evolved since then and the Counter Unmanned Aerial System solution as of the moment can be fully integrated into any vehicle platform and provide the flexibility and scalability needed for military operators.

Read more: General Dynamics Land Systems Will Upgrade 116 Stryker Vehicles of the US Army

The platform can detect drones through RF technology and defeat threats through smart jamming. The solution can be integrated with third-party battle-management systems (BMS), and through a standard tactical link, the mobile platform can communicate and provide feedback to any remote command and control (C2) system and thus ensure greater situational awareness and enhanced battlefield effectiveness.

About MyDefence

MyDefence is established by military officers. The company is specialized in developing sensors and effectors for military customers to counter the threat of hostile drones. It offers innovative and versatile Counter UAS solutions for any type of mission.

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JOBSS Delivered to Van Halteren Defence under the I-HCT Programme

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JOBSS Delivered to Van Halteren Defence under the I-HCT Programme
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BUNSCHOTEN, the Netherlands (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The Israeli Bagira Systems has delivered its Joint-fires BattleSpace Simulator (JOBSS) to Van Halteren Defence. This move is part of the Integrated-Howitzer Crew Trainer (I-HCT) programme of Van Halteren Defence for the Royal Thai Army, learned BulgarianMilitary.com

Under the mentioned above programme, JOBSS was integrated with a battery of 105mm HCT devices and with the operational C2 system of the Royal Thai Army.

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The I-HCT of the Royal Thai Army features a virtual database of training areas and a battery of LG1, M101 and L119 105mm towed howitzers, which ensure training for practising the full fire support cycle: from the forward observer through the fire direction centre to the gun detachment.

Van Halteren has been engaged with the provision of HCTs since 1990 and the Royal Netherlands Army was its first customer. As of the moment, the company may make a boast of twelve international customers.

Read more: The Royal Thai Air Force Will Add Four New Airbus H225M Helicopters to Its Fleet

Bagira explained that the joint-fires virtual training system, JOBSS, was designed by the company for the Israeli Defence Forces where it started its service two years ago, in 2016. Two export customers have also purchased the system.

Van Haltern Defence’s HCTs perform trainings with high-fidelity simulated guns and ammunition. The system has an instructor operating station, training ammunition, which is developed so that to look exactly like live ammunition, and a fully simulated recoiling howitzer for simulation of the effects of firing.

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The I-HCT ensures an integrated live and virtual training environment through Digital Dust, which is the concept of Bagira for LVC training, which includes all the simulators into one environment, which is based on the B-One simulation engine of the company.

As reported by Bagira, “all trainee’s activities and procedures are recorded and registered in order to enable a complete and extensive after action review and to ensure mission readiness.”

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