The Israeli Air Force Can Use a Great Number of UAV in Different Missions Simultaneously
JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The Israeli air force UAV can create more targets for ground forces and in a very short time, thanks to a system developed by Israel aerospace industries (IAI), learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The system is combat proven and creates big interest in some foreign defence forces.
IAI has developed a system that allows to use a great number of UAV in different missions simultaneously. The main result – an increase in the number of the targets the UAV create for the ground forces.
According to Avi Bleser, VP marketing & sales of IAI’s military aircraft group, the Mission Operational and Intelligence Center (MOIC) allows efficient command and control of advanced and complicated UAV missions.
According to IAI, the MOIC’s modular layout is based on mission operational cells including upper commander cell, exploitation center, C2 cell, full trainer SATCOM facility, support facility, and data storage center. The all-inclusive headquarters generates an efficient mission flow which includes planning, commanding, controlling and monitoring mission performance, interpreting offline and online payload data, archiving raw and processed information and reporting to high command.
Bleser added that this mission flow provides a full operational picture of UAV and maximizes the fleet by allocating assets according to operational priorities, enhances coordination of UAV fleet and manned platforms, improves safety, protects ground assets and saves manpower and resources, by centralizing and automatizing operations and maintenance.
The IAI official said that the MOIC uses many automated procedures while the crew is only supervising the performance.
He said that the MOIC saves 30 % of the manpower needed to operate the same number of UAV and payloads.
Bleser said that inputs from other sources like a manned mission aircraft can be combined with the data flow processed by the MOIC.
IAI says that the MOIC was designed in full accordance to NATO’s standardization agreement (STANAG) and this applies to the UAV as a platform and the different payloads it carries.
IAI has built a small demonstrator of the MOIC in the company’s facilities and according to a company source negotiation are underway with at least one potential customer.
IAI sources said that the MOIC was designed by using the vast operational experience that the Israeli air force (IAF) has accumulated by using many types of UAV around the clock in “many and unique” missions.
The growing use of UAV in different missions requires a centralized command center to achieve full advantages of the growing number of specialized payloads carried by them.
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