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07 Sep 23. Novel AI Simulation software for drone development.
- Leading UK machine learning software scale-up, Flare Bright announces the launch of its machine learning digital twin development tool suite at DSEI today.
- This system developed the award-winning and highly dynamic Software Enhanced Navigation System (SENS) delivering software enhanced dead reckoning to drones.
- It has since been extended in a successful trial with a Prime and for further development on Flare Bright’s internal projects.
- Its planned use is being discussed as a rapid development platform for novel technologies such as hypersonics, autonomous collaborative platforms and even explosives.
Flare Bright has developed a new and exciting Machine Learning Tool Suite to help solve a wide range of challenges across Aerospace and Defence. The first product to be developed using this technology is software which delivers GPS-free navigation in drones.
Developing anything in Aerospace and Defence is a costly and long process. Constant design, testing, wind tunnels, tuning, re-tuning and plenty of flight evaluation is expensive and highly time consuming. In an age of rapid technological development and battlefield innovation, this
model is no longer fit for purpose.
Flare Bright recognised the impact this out-dated model was having on the adoption timescales of innovative technology and turned to machine learning to cut the cost and time of any development process by 90%. This not only supports getting new technology to wherever it is
needed fast, but also enables more capability to be squeezed from existing hardware.
The uniqueness of this solution is the linking of ultra-efficient software with state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms to offer a cost-effective solution that is designed in such a way it can be run on a laptop. This is a valuable use of AI techniques, without the need for High Powered Computing, with wide benefits to the aerospace and defence industries. Description
FlareBright uses extensive simulation, and machine learning to fuse together data, innovative modelling techniques and engineering expertise. This process enables Flare Bright to model any autonomous platform and create a high-fidelity digital twin, using all available flight test
data, design data and bench test data to replicate the aircraft in simulation.
Once the Digital Twin is ‘flying’ in the synthetic environment, ms of simulations are run and machine learning used to optimise for the desired outcome. This product has a wide range of applications including: test and evaluation, product development at any stage of the product
lifecycle and software capability. The first new capability Flare Bright has developed using this technology is GPS-free navigation for drones and this capability has been successfully integrated into multiple platforms,
Flare Bright now plans to capitalise its expertise in the autonomous air vehicle sector and utilise its GPS-free technology in the guided munitions space, also giving them GPS-free and other sensor-free capability. Flare Bright is eager to demonstrate its ability to increase the accuracy of guided munitions in GPS denied environments usings its novel Machine Learning techniques.
CEO, Kelvin Hamilton states, “I have come from 30 years of experience testing and tuning autonomous systems and this new approach, developed by our CTO, Conrad Rider, has revolutionised how we rapidly test and evaluate. It’s been an absolute revelation for us, a view shared by our client on the recent trial.”
Flare Bright is exhibiting at DSEI 2023, you can find them at Hall 2, H2-585.
07 Sep 23. Saab Australia plays pivotal role in developing next-gen Future Operator Workspace. Saab Australia has played a central role supporting the development of Saab AB’s next-generation Future Operator Workspace introduced at DSEI 2023, marking a major milestone in the maturation of Australia’s sovereign defence industry.
The Future Operator Workspace demonstrator is the culmination of extensive research and development drawing on Saab’s extensive experience. The demonstrator was conceptualised, developed, and manufactured in only eight months – leveraging the expertise of Saab’s global hardware and software experts, leading industrial design academia, and global naval operators.
The design, development, and manufacture of the Future Operator Workspace prototype was undertaken in Adelaide, South Australia through a collaborative research and development project between Saab Australia and Saab AB.
In a major milestone for the development of the local defence industry, Saab Australia’s role in the project builds on broader company’s combat console experience in Australia which includes manufacturing its multi-function console for export customers.
Johan Hägg, 9LV product manager for Saab’s business area Surveillance said, “Our Future Operator Workspace is a complete evolution of the naval operator combat console, seamlessly integrating human-centred design and ergonomics, with a sophisticated user-machine interface for an exciting view of the future.”
The company’s Future Operator Workspace is an innovative design with bespoke software that sets new standards in human-machine interaction and battlespace management.
“The innovation and technology employed in the platform enables an increased tactical advantage under even the most extreme conditions and, when combined with Saab’s combat management system, the platform significantly enhances operator effectiveness and survivability for naval operators,” Hägg added.
The platform is highly functional and customisable, it possesses a smaller footprint, without operational compromise, and employs Saab’s bespoke combat management software with advanced functionality and new ways of interaction.
Saab stated the next-generation operator combat console provides a clear and distinct presentation of the tactical and operational environment and optimises the operators’ ability to process complex cognitive decisions in an instant.
Providing a more focused environment for the operator, the platform’s characteristics combine to reduce operator mental load and fatigue, and enable increased reaction times, saving valuable seconds in critical situations. (Source: Defence Connect)
06 Sep 23. Smarter Technologies celebrate 12-months of Defence sector success at DSEi23. Smarter Technologies, the leading British provider of Internet-of-Things (IoT) solutions, celebrates 12-months of defence sector success at DSEi23, and look forward to further key opportunities to apply its proprietary Orion IoT Data Network in the sector. The team will be at DSEi23 to meet key partners and are available for meetings/interviews to discuss their digitally transformative solutions. In September 2022, Smarter Technologies announced their defence sector strategy at the DVD exhibition, in response to the pressures on MoD to increase its output effectively and efficiently, and a growing eagerness to embrace innovation and digitally-enabled transformation. Since then, Smarter Technologies has focused its engagement on the Defence Support function and its Support Transformation programmes, such as Business Modernisation for Support (BMfS). They have built trusted connections and generated business, directly with MoD and with defence prime contractors. Orion is a strategic digital enabler for wide-ranging IoT applications. Its unique characteristics complement other technologies, whilst addressing their critical capability gaps, which have previously hindered the full exploitation of IoT in defence. In the last 12 months Orion has concluded a trial at HMNB Devonport, expanded into HMNB Portsmouth and upgraded at RAF Brize Norton, capturing ms of performance records, in real-time and viewable remotely ‘on demand’. HMNB Devonport identified efficiencies of 65.66% in time saved on physical checks, and operational insights from Orion will feed the Navy-sponsored ‘smart dockyard’ digital twin project. Smarter Technologies will shortly announce the scaling up and diversification of operations at other defence establishments, and will report a number of other defence problems they are helping to solve, with defence sector partners, where Orion has demonstrated utility across a range of functions, such as monitoring the cost-driving performance of operational infrastructure, informing capital investment and remediation priorities, supporting utilities consumption and water-hygiene management, assisting in building occupancy planning, as well as operational asset-tracking, fleet management and task-scheduling. Mark Read, Chief Executive at Smarter Technologies, said “I’m delighted with the progress we’ve made over the last 12 months to help defence address some of its challenges. We’ve proven the benefits of IoT and of Orion, but there’s still so much untapped potential. I’m looking forward to DSEi23 and next year continuing to work with our industry partners to identify and solve a number of defence challenges with IoT use cases.”
12 Sep 23. Leading UK anti-submarine warfare specialist SEA has launched KraitOptimise, an underwater situational awareness (UWSA) tool aimed at dramatically improving sonar positioning and performance. Available globally as part of SEA’s Krait family of anti-submarine technology, or as a standalone capability, KraitOptimise enables users to evaluate key environmental factors that can affect sonar performance through simple and intuitive visualisation of complex environmental data.
Enabling improved mission planning, the information the system provides can inform operators of the best place to locate sensors to maximise sonar performance and identify potential locations where threats may be hiding.
The software accesses high resolution ocean model data over the internet and displays it on a modern and intuitive interface whilst providing diagnostics that aid the operator. The web application provides flexibility in deployment and includes an offline mode that works with pre-saved data files. This removes the reliance on an internet connection, making the system more operationally robust and reliable.
Ian Cox, Head of Research & Simulation at SEA, said: “KraitOptimise offers extensive and reliable USWA, which is crucial in the defence against an ever-present and evolving underwater threat. The reliability of sonar in finding and monitoring submarines is majorly impacted by the variability of the ocean, and certain conditions will degrade performance. Our tool will give operators the best possible forecast of the underwater environment and therefore maximise the effectiveness of sonar equipment.”
KraitOptimise utilises freely available but high quality ocean model data that predicts water temperature and salinity fields, which determine the sound speed. The variations in sound speed affect underwater acoustics and therefore sonar performance, placing an importance on UWSA for accurate submarine tracking and monitoring. The software architecture is modular and flexible, allowing for different data sources to be used if required.
The capability is unique to SEA and is a market-first; similar tools that read static databases do not have the ability to obtain real-time data over the internet, and the innovative displays and diagnostics that KraitOptimise can provide are not available through other technologies.
SEA has proven expertise in UWSA, with a long pedigree in environmental and undersea modelling. The company’s experience in the field has enabled it to design software that can display high-resolution data, which has become more readily available, in a dynamic way.
To find out more, please visit www.sea.co.uk or visit SEA and Chess Dynamics on stand H7-420 at DSEI.
06 Sep 23. Hadean to debut spatial computing platform with AI integrations at DSEI. UK-based company, Hadean, will unveil the latest evolution of their spatial computing platform at DSEI 2023. Capable of integrating groundbreaking AI-driven technologies, the Hadean Platform for Defence aims to bridge legacy and novel systems into a state-of-the-art common operating picture.
Siloed simulation systems that cannot interoperate are limiting modern militaries’ ability to train against complex real-world scenarios and turn data and information into quality advice and decision advantage. Dated software infrastructure, in addition, is incapable of incorporating and exploiting the potential of next-generation technology, such as AI, ML, and AR/XR. As a consequence, missed opportunities and the lack of critical situational awareness produce ill-informed and ineffective courses of action that lead to increased costs and risk for the end-user.
Fitted with several key capabilities, the Hadean Platform for Defence is set to ensure best-in-class military strategy, readiness, and decision support for current and future end users in the UK and internationally. It includes bleeding-edge AI and LLM (GenAI) integrations and an updated graphical panel to orchestrate, manage, control, and refine the synthetic environment, enabling the calibration of Hadean’s IP spatial interest management with real-time shaping of data collection and distribution.
In addition, Hadean has enhanced its distributed Pattern of Life simulation engine to provide an out-of-the-box city-scale simulation that implements AI-powered civilian behaviours, traffic models, and other reality factoring routines. By scaling to ms of AI-powered dynamic entities and recording run-throughs in real-time, Hadean enables the dynamic replication of complex real-world scenarios. The graphical control panel then provides the ability to seamlessly orchestrate and combine the numerous data sources, simulations, and interfaces that comprise a full scenario into a complete operating synthetic picture.
Hadean CEO Craig Beddis said: “We are extremely excited to mark our first ever attendance at DSEI by demonstrating the new capabilities of our tech enabling defence platform. By combining bleeding-edge technologies like AI and Large Language Models (GenAI), AR/XR and a cloud-native foundation, Hadean is able to augment existing training and simulation assets and enables users to extract more value from them.”
The rapid development and integration of new disruptive technology comes off the back of Hadean’s recent success with the UK Ministry of Defence, delivering a cloud-native simulation demo to the British Army as part of a Collective Training Transformation Programme Pathfinder contract. This demonstrates the flexibility of innovative SMEs like Hadean that can adapt and deliver capabilities at the speed of relevance to the end-user.
The platform will be demonstrated at Hadean’s stand, H2-130, in the DSEI Future Tech Hub, running a persistent synthetic world throughout the event. The combining cloud and on-site hybrid deployment will showcase how spatial compute power, blended with AI models and libraries, can bridge physical and virtual worlds to connect allies, domains, systems, and services in distributed environments to create a common operating picture.
Live demonstrations of the Hadean Platform for Defence will be showcased at 11:30 and 15:00 for the duration of DSEI 2023, from Tuesday 12 to Friday 15 September.
05 Sep 23. Getac has successfully embedded LiFi technology into its rugged devices as part of a new innovation project with Signify, the global leader in lighting.
At the forefront of LiFi innovation
Getac has been at the forefront of LiFi innovation for a number of years, having previously been the first manufacturer to engineer rugged devices with integrated LiFi via the use of external dongles. Now, the company has taken this a step further by fully embedding the technology into its devices, achieving another industry-first in the process.
Getac is working closely with Signify’s Trulifi technology on the project, with the aim of bringing LiFi technology to its customers. Further announcements detailing the devices themselves and their commercial availability will be made in the future.
Backed by the Light Communication Alliance
Both Signify and Getac are part of the Light Communication Alliance (LCA), a community of industry leaders, researchers, and innovators who believe in the power of Optical Wireless Communication to transform the way organisations connect and communicate.
The LCA understands that advancing light communication requires a collaborative ecosystem approach, with members working closely together to research, develop and deploy viable LiFi technology.
Signify Trulifi and rugged technology: The future of secure, reliable communication
LiFi (Light Fidelity) technology uses light to transmit data rather than radio frequency, which is the case with traditional technologies such as WiFi, LTE, 4G, 5G etc. This innovative approach has multiple benefits over RF-based technologies, including extremely low latency, improved privacy and security, and superior connection quality, especially in RF-denied environments.
Combining these benefits with the reliability of Getac’s rugged solutions unlocks a wide range of powerful new applications across sectors where professionals work in challenging conditions every day. For example, LiFi’s minimal cabling requirements enables defence professionals to install highly secure field communications networks in a matter of minutes. LiFi can be especially beneficial in RF-constrained or RF-denied environments, aiding digital transformation in industries such as industrial manufacturing, where there can be concerns over RF-based equipment interfering with safety-critical operations.
“Getac has long recognised the potential of LiFi technology to fundamentally change the way many organisations work and communicate” says Amanda Ward, EMEA Senior Director, Technology & Services at Getac. “Through our partnership with Signify, we’re fully committed to designing and manufacturing and embedding innovative rugged LiFi solutions that will enable our customers to turn this potential into a reality.”
“Some of LiFi’s most game-changing applications and use cases are in sectors where highly challenging work conditions make rugged solutions an essential part of the technology equation,” says Mark Gunther, Global Segment Leader LiFi Systems at Signify. “As a global leader in rugged computing and fellow LCA member, Getac is the ideal partner to help us unlock the power of light for brighter lives and a better world.”
Getac Technology Corporation is a global leader in rugged mobile technology and intelligent video solutions, including laptops, tablets, software, body-worn cameras, in-car video systems, digital evidence management and enterprise video analytics solutions. Getac’s solutions and services are designed to enable extraordinary experiences for frontline workers in challenging environments. Today, Getac serves customers in over 100 countries spanning defense, public safety, ambulance, fire & rescue, utilities, automotive, natural resources, manufacturing, transport, and logistics. For more information, visit: http://www.getac.com. Participate in the Getac Industry blog or follow the company on LinkedIn and YouTube.
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05 Sep 23. A veteran British Army surgeon is using fish skin to heal war wounds with techniques he developed while treating soldiers during the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Dr Steve Jeffery, a burns surgeon and professor of wound study at Birmingham City University (BCU), who has worked with casualties from the Iraq War and Afghanistan, found he had to think outside the box after leaving the forces in 2020 before travelling to Armenia to help injured soldiers.
Without military support, Dr Jeffery needed to think of more innovative ways to treat wounded combatants and found that the skin of the north Atlantic cod, a by-product of the seafood business, could be used to carry out a skin graft.
He began developing the use of fish skin to heal war wounds.
Dr Jeffery’s work in Armenia has earned him well-deserved recognition, with the Armenian government acknowledging his dedication in instructing others on harnessing the potential of fish skin grafts.
He is now teaching future surgeons at Birmingham City University how to use cod skin to treat combat injuries.
The current gold standard for healing serious wounds is a human skin graft, but is it is not only expensive, but also requires refrigeration, which is impractical when operating out of a field hospital in a war zone.
Fish skin, meanwhile, is full of beneficial lipids, but does not need to be processed as much, nor does it require refrigeration.
Dr Jeffery said: “To get over that problem, what they’ve done previously is they’ve taken that skin graft and they’ve heavily, heavily processed it. Boiled it up to within an inch of its life.
“It turns out there’s no virus that affects fishes that can also affect humans. Because it’s been processed less, it keeps more of the goodies in there.”
Cod skin, before it is used for a graft, must still undergo a meticulous process involving descaling, reduction, freeze-drying and sterilisation.
But once carried out, this eliminates the need for refrigeration during wartime deployments, where maintaining such facilities might be impossible.
Under a microscope, cod skin appears remarkably similar to human skin. When applied as a graft, it creates an ideal environment for healing, allowing human cells to migrate and multiply effectively, accelerating the healing process.
“The patients would keep this dressing on until they return to the UK. By the time they took this dressing off, they would be healing underneath, and it would be a simple operation just to get that closed,” Dr Jeffery explained.
The broader implications of this innovation are profound. Cod skin grafts not only provide a practical solution for battlefield medicine, but also hold promise in other medical contexts.
They offer a versatile and readily available option for patients who require skin grafts due to burns, trauma or chronic wounds, particularly in resource-constrained environments.
“We have done our best to try and learn some of the lessons from experiences in Iraq, Afghanistan, etc, but I think we have a duty of care actually to try and make things progress,” Dr Jeffery added.
“I feel that it’s my duty to try and use some of the experience I have in the lessons. That is still what drives me.” (Source: forces.net)
05 Sep 23. Hadean Signs MoU with ST Engineering to Break into New Markets with Joint Offering. Hadean, a British spatial computing company, has signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MoU) with ST Engineering, a global technology, defence and engineering group, to explore opportunities for collaboration in the public and private sectors.
The collaboration capitalises on the current commercial success and integration of ST Engineering’s VR Forces, a 3D simulation toolkit, and Hadean’s spatial computing platform, harnessing the synergy between these technologies. The joint offering will enable a large-scale virtual environment with comprehensively populated activity that modelled on real-world phenomena to simulate scenarios for incident response planning and command training, offering a complex and ultra-realistic common operating picture.
The collaboration demonstrates the intention of Hadean to exploit novel technologies and collaborate at the disruptive edge of innovation. Blending solutions to produce unique new capability, it represents a wider industry movement that is primed to deliver the next-generation of synthetic environments at the hands of business and government leaders
Marking Hadean’s rapid international expansion in the wider APAC region, the integration of tried and tested spatial computing technology will enhance the joint offering and expand go-to-market opportunities. The collaboration will also drive other use cases in the enterprise markets where digital twins, capable of replicating complex industrial processes (such as those found in supply chains and manufacturing plants), are critical for data-driven and timely decision-making, risk management and test and evaluation.
Hadean CEO, Craig Beddis, said: “Bridging physical and virtual worlds, whether that is in a defence and intelligence context or a digital twin industrial environment, is critical for future-proofing courses of action and ensuring that today’s leaders are able to make cost-effective decisions at the speed of relevance. Our exciting collaboration with ST Engineering is a great step forward which will exploit the best that disruptive technologies have to offer, utilising spatial computing and AI capabilities to deliver next-generation synthetic environments.”
Percival Goh, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Training and Simulation Systems, ST Engineering, said: “With ST Engineering’s expertise in training and simulation across defence, public security, and enterprise sectors, coupled with Hadean’s spatial computing technology, this MoU opens a realm of synergistic possibilities. Together, we are poised to meet the growing demand for advanced simulation, intricate modelling, and cutting-edge digital twining solutions.”
The agreement was signed at the InnoTech Conference 2023, organised by ST Engineering, in Singapore.
Hadean is a UK-based spatial computing company that’s modernising the military simulations ecosystem with the power of the ‘cloud’, bridging systems and allies in scalable, interoperable, immersive and persistent virtual environments. The company’s validated platform approach is augmenting live training and operations to deliver optimised force readiness and extract more operational value from existing assets. Customers to date include BAE Systems, CAE, UK Ministry of Defence, British Army, Microsoft, Cervus and others. For more visit: https://defence.hadean.com/
31 Aug 23. Blu Wireless Launches PhantomBlu for Next Generation 5G Tactical and MUM-T Communications.
- Company launches mmWave radio network device with omnidirectional coverage, multi-gigabit connectivity and low probability of detection (LPD) for mission communications
Blu Wireless, the leader in mmWave radio networking technology, today announces PhantomBlu, the first fully integrated LPD V-Band radio node which delivers 360° beamformed communications coverage. At DSEI 2023, Blu Wireless will showcase the dynamic mesh networking capabilities of PhantomBlu which enables point-to-point and multipoint connectivity and multi-gigabit data rates on land and at sea.
“Uniquely, PhantomBlu features 4 fully integrated radio units which provide 360° communications coverage and multi-gigabit connectivity, housed in one hardware platform that is extremely easy to set up and operate. It is the first tactical radio with this level of integration on the market,” comments Dr. David Purle, Chief Operating Officer, Blu Wireless.
Military networks require resilient connectivity across varying distances that can process tens of gigabits of ISR, C2 and sensor data efficiently and covertly. Previously, high bandwidth sensor data and video overwhelmed networking at the tactical edge, making anything other than voice and image files communication between command posts and military personnel on the battlefield difficult.
Blu Wireless’ PhantomBlu has been designed to deliver ultra-fast data rates, with 100 Mbits per second for line-of-sight distances and gigabit speeds at close-in range to the node.
Mesh networks deployed by PhantomBlu provide low probability of detection (LPD) and low probability of intercept (LPI). For ground forces, PhantomBlu enables a stealthy convoy bubble between tactical vehicles on the ground.
“We are delighted to be able to demonstrate the depth of our capabilities at DSEI with PhantomBlu. This next generation product presents a significant milestone in our ability to meet the requirements for stealthy, high-performance communications networks. We believe PhantomBlu will provide an advantage also through the ease of set up and flexibility – it only requires an ethernet interface,” said Macy Summers, President and CEO, Blu Wireless Inc.
To accompany PhantomBlu, Blu Wireless has developed mesh networking software that facilitates both point-to-point and point-to-multipoint connectivity for seamless mobility support without a single point of failure. This feature is critical for near-peer tactical operations – multiple strikes on a vehicle convoy or formation will not disable the local network. The dynamic mesh networking will enable autonomous, self-healing connections between any point without manual intervention. Mesh’s ‘daisy-chaining’ feature also facilitates connections beyond the originator’s line-of-sight, facilitating both airborne drone and terrestrial relays.
While PhantomBlu currently operates within V-Band spectrum, Blu Wireless is working to add functionality with W-Band transceivers to support even longer range, frequency diversity and increased data rate. Moreover, there is room for significant network application development due to its state-of-the-art Network Processing Unit (NPU) and operational compatibility with IEEE 6G standards.
See us at stand H1-436, situated in the Future Tech Hub to see a demo of PhantomBlu in person.
04 Sep 23. Defining the Future: Elbit Systems to Present Range of Solutions at DSEI 2023. Elbit Systems will participate at the DSEI exhibition in London, England between 12-15 of September 2023 and exhibit a wide range of products and systems at its Elbit Systems’ UK booth.
At its stand at in the South Hall, Stand H6-210, Elbit Systems will present a range of cutting edge technological solutions that help address both current and emerging operational needs of armed forces.
Debuting at the Show
SkylarkTM 1 VTOL
SkylarkTM 1 Transitional Vertical Take-Off and Landing Small Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems (Skylark 1 T-VTOL STUAS) is a man-packed or vehicle-based platform offering the endurance and range of a fixed-wing STUAS with the capability to hover, take-off and land vertically.
Elbit Systems’ Crossbow Next Generation Turreted Mortar System can hold 28 rounds and has a maximum rate of ten rounds per minute with a sustained rate of fire of six rounds per minute, reducing sensor-to-shooter loop duration. It can fire a variety of munitions and has an effective range of up to 10 kilometers with guided mortar munitions.
Artillery and Weapon Stations:
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The ATMOS (Autonomous Truck Mounted Howitzer) modular artillery system is a combat proven wheeled Howitzer solution, capable of firing all NATO-certified 155mm projectiles that has an effective range of over 40km with standard projectiles and offers extended range with Rocket-Assisted Projectiles (RAP).
Elbit Systems’ PULS™ (Precise & Universal Launching System) launcher supports firing both free-flying rockets and precision guided rockets and missiles ranged form 12km and up to 300km.
Sigma is a 155mm/52cal truck-mounted 10×10/8×8 with a fully automatic, remote-controlled self-contained turret featuring auto-laying and auto-ammunition loading capabilities..
Precision Guided Munitions
Elbit Systems will display a portfolio of highly accurate rockets including the 40km Accular, 150km EXTRA and 300km Predator Hawk. The Company offers state-of-the-art combat proven General Purpose Bombs, delivering advanced capabilities with configurations for 500, 1000, and 2000-pound advanced warheads. The MPR Family bombs feature concentrated blast and controlled fragmentation for high strike probability with minimal collateral damage against a wide range of ground targets in open terrain.
Uni Modular Artillery Charge System (UMACS) fully complies with JBMOU requirments and offers maximum operational flexability, increased firing range, and improved performances. Silver Bullet precision guidance kit for 155mm gun artillery improves the accuracy of conventional artillery to meet the high-precision requirements of the modern battlefield.
The Iron Fist Active Protection System (APS) provides armored platforms with 360-degree protection from a wide variety of anti-armor threats (such as RPG) and up to KE tank rounds. Iron Fist APS is characterized by low volume, weight and power requirements, and can be quickly integrated on a wide range of combat and non-combat platforms.
X-Sight™ advanced helmet-mounted display reduces pilot workload and improves situational awareness. Xplore™ Airborne Imaging RADAR DVE terrain and obstacle mapping. The Helmet Display and Tracking System family (HDTS) features enhanced situational awareness capabilities including color symbology and Line-of-Sight technology for improved mission effectiveness and survivability. BrightNite TM unique night vision pilotage solution overcomes visibility limitations and enables pilots to safely and effectively fly mission helicopters in pitch dark nights and in DVE conditions.
Unmanned Aerial Systems and Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems
Skystriker fully autonomous loitering munitions (LM) locate, acquire and strike operator designated targets with an up to 10 Kg warhead installed inside the fuselage, enabling high-precision performance. Its electric propulsion generates a low acoustic signature.
Skylark 3 tactical mini UAS has up to six hours endurance and a range of 100km. With an electric engine, it enables performance of ongoing covert operations and provides real-time intelligence during the day or night to division, brigade and battalion levels. The company will also display the Skylark 3 operations tray.
Bird of Prey is an agile, compact and fully stabilized weapon system for drone platforms, designed to enhance infantry squad lethality beyond its detection and engagement range with stand-off warfare capabilities.
Counter UAS – a modular, multi-sensor and multi-mission C-UAS solution for the detection, identification, classification, tracking and defeat of drones in all relevant commercial frequency bands. Comprised of Elbit’s advanced DAiR™ multi-mission 3D tactical radar that can simultaneously detect and classify thousands of threats in the area of various sizes and velocities, SIGINT sensor, and COAPS EO payload which provides enhanced integrated aerial picture , along with high-end Electronic Attack techniques, all fully controlled by a unified C2 environment.
Unified Modular Airborne EW Self-protection Suites
The Spectro™ multi-spectral electro-optical payload with unique spectral signature recognition technology that can be integrated on airborne, naval or ground platforms. The lightweight playload system provides continuous target scanning capabilities for enhanced situational awareness and is designed for day-and-night and all weather extended-range surveillance.
ALL-In-SMALL™ next generation unified and modular EW self-protection suite for airborne platforms. Elbit’s EW suite comprises of EW Controller, Digital Radar Warning Receiver, IR Missile Warning System (MWS), Laser Warning System (LWS), Counter Measure Dispenser System (CMDS), DIRCM and Electronic Counter Measures Jammer, operate individually or in concert to provide maximum platform protection and aircrew survivability against advanced threats.
The mini-Music™ is a compact and advanced DIRCM system with a powerful laser for small to medium helicopter and fixed wing aircraft ensuring protection against heat-seeking portable air defense systems (MANPADS).
SPEAR™ AECM Pod is a Self-Protection & Electronic Attack (EA) solution that is part of the SPEAR family for aircraft defense with powerful modular self-protection, EA and reconnaissance capabilities. Nano SPEAR™ expendable RF decoy designed as a countermeasure to RF-guided air-to-air and surface-to-air missiles and other threats. Overcoming gaps and system vulnerabilities, this ultra-smart decoy deceptively lures away hostile radar guided missiles.
Tactical Integrated Mobile EW Solution (TIMES) integrated SIGINT and EW solution comprises of COMINT, ELINT, COMJAM and Command & Control systems. With communication and radar Electronic Support Measure (ESM) and Electronic Attack (EA) measures, TIMES provides an automatic, integrated situational awareness picture and allows for extensive mission planning, tasking and reporting, meeting a full range of operational support across the entire electromagnetic spectrum.
Seagull™ Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) is a fully autonomous 12m USV and has both manned and unmanned modes. It can be easily deployed from port or mothership, operating at cruising speed for more than 4 days at sea. The Seagull USV incorporates MCM, anti-submarine warfare (ASW), martime security (MS), electronic warfare (EW), maritime domain awareness (MDA) and other innovative technology.
Naval EW Suite – Integrated Naval RESM, CESM, LWS & ECM Suite – Fully integrable and interoperable, the 5th generation lightweight and small-footprint suite provides today’s most critical capabilities – situational awareness, electronic attack, ship self-protection, and electronic intelligence.
The DESEAVER MK4 Naval Decoy Control and Launching System (DCLS) provides perimeter protection against concurrent multiple missile threats from multiple directions. The system is comprised of several trainable and stabilized launchers that are capable of rapid and accurate placing and launching of decoys selected by the anti-missile algorithms.
Multi-Domain Network Combat Solution
The E-LynX™ family of SDR radios is the latest generation of tactical communication solutions, supporting the operational requirements of the modern battlefield. Capable of dynamic and autonomous optimization and enable fast, resilient and secure communications in any terrain, E-LynX™ family is designed in an open architecture approach, featuring unique waveforms and enabling the adoption of European and NATO waveforms.
The Torch-X™ family of C4ISR network combat systems integrate battle management capabilities with full support for manned and unmanned operations. Torch-X™ Dismounted – Integrated warrior dismounted suite for ultimate combat effectiveness in multi domain operations that enhances combat effectiveness and survivability of dismounted close combatants.
As part of the Company’s Multi-domain all-in-one autonomous network combat solutions for unmanned heterogeneous swarms, Elbit Systems will display:
Legion – X – RAS ( Robotics & Autonomous) – Autonomous UAS swarms for terrain dominance, search, automatic target recognition and laser designation. The Thor mini UAS fully autonomous military tactical mule can carry a payload of up to 15kg and is suitable for operation in urban areas as well as in marine zones. The Magni-X micro-UAS developed to provide the most advanced close-range observation system specially designed for Short Range Reconnaissance (SRR) for tactical combat units.
Strategic Communication Solutions
The Starlite airborne Data-Link family – a fully secure, powerful LOS wireless communications and data-link solutions for air, sea, or on land. GRX-8000 – LOS ECCM, PtP and PtMP, IP and multi-interface radio system for tactical communication.
EO for Infantry and Speacial Forces
ARCAS – Assault Rifle Combat Application System – provides a wide range of advanced capabilities for enhanced combat lethality, soldier survivability and improved situational awareness, connecting to various applications, reconnaissance networks and combat management systems.
Rattler XR – Laser Target Designator for Joint Fire Support (JFS) – A fully connected digital Laser Target Designator (LTD) for the Joint Fire Support (JFS) forces who are facing modern
warfare challenges. Rattlex H – a hand-held, man-portable target designator/ marker equipped with LRF and Digital Compass which enables warfighters to rapidly bring effective fire to bear on hostile targets. It’s miniature Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) makes it body wearable and accessible for immediate use during TIC situations and CAS missions.
XACT nv33 – Compact Night Vision Goggle (NVG) Binoculars that deliver the highest quality resolution, usability and crystal-clear image even under the most adverse conditions.
As part of the UK Ministry of Defence’s Dismounted Joint Fires Integrator (DJFI) program, Elbit Systems will display:
The HattoriX next generation fire support and intelligence solution for dismounted forces is designed to shorten the sensor-to-shooter cycle while engaging fire effectively and accurately. The HattoriX enables the integration of various electro-optics, LRF, designators, C4i, radar, radio and more.
AION-C is an advanced, handheld lightweight day and night thermal imager with integrated laser tracking capability. AION-C is a powerful observation system with an extremely accurate Laser Rangefinder, internal GPS system, IR Pointer, Digital Magnetic Compass and IMU providing mobile target acquisition capabilities.
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, cyber-based systems and munitions. 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.
Oxley Group Ltd
Oxley offer a range of Military Marine NVG friendly LED lighting that includes navigation lights and controls, flight deck landing lights and interior compartment lighting. Our lighting products are used by Navies around the world including our own Royal Navy on UK Aircraft Carriers, Canadian Frigates, Swedish Submarines, Australian Surface vessels and Submarines, on board French Naval Carriers and in Naval Gun Turrets.
The technology is extremely energy efficient and built robustly, with proven long life. The lighting is NVG friendly, dimmable and programmable to allow for operations with aircraft pilots using military night vision goggles. They offer superior design giving high reliability for the most demanding environments with high sealing and the ability to meet the most stringent EMC standards.
Oxley are proud to say that we are working in partnership with SeaKing to enable a control panel to be offered with our LED Navigation Lighting. All of Oxley navigation lights have been specifically developed for vessels over 50 metres.
Contact Marcus Goad here or on 07850 917 263 for more information or to arrange samples.
Oxley specialises in the design and manufacture of advanced electronic and electro-optic components and systems for air, land and sea applications within the military sector. Established in 1942, Oxley has manufacturing facilities in the UK and USA and enjoys representation worldwide. The company’s products include night vision and LED lighting, data capture systems and electronic components. Oxley has pioneered the development of night vision compatible lighting. It offers a total package incorporating optical filters, equipment modification, cockpit and external lighting along with fleet wide upgrade services including engineering, installation, support, maintenance and training. The company’s long experience of manufacturing night vision lighting and LED indicators, coupled with advances in LED technology, has enabled it to develop LED solutions to replace incandescent and fluorescent lighting in existing applications as well as becoming the lighting option of choice in new applications such as portable military hospitals, UAV control stations and communication shelters.