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12 Feb 19. Exalto Emirates adds anti drone system integrator Martek Anti Drone Systems to its portfolio. Martek Anti Drone Systems (M.A.D.S) announced a new strategic partnership in the Middle East with Market Leader Exalto Emirates. Exalto Emirates will be M.A.D.S exclusive distributor in the region providing drone detection and mitigation services for the marine industry. Erik Van Wilsum, Head of CUAS said “The growing trend for the use of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) being used on ports, commercial shipping and superyachts is, as yet, not fully recognised by authorities. We are delighted to be working with Exalto Emirates in the UAE and support them as they stay on the leading edge of supplying technology to the marine industry.”
Visitors to the Navdex show in Abu Dhabi on the 17th will be able to get a look at the M.A.D.S system on the Exalto Emirates stand, number B-014 and at the Dubai International Boat Show on stand number E-284.
John W.R. Paul, General Manager of Exalto Emirates continued “we’re really excited to add Martek’s anti drone system to our portfolio of products and provide our customers with a system that identifies and protects from this growing threat to maritime shipping. The past few years have seen a massive uptake in the number of consumer-grade unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), with 22 million expected worldwide by 2020. The result of this uptake, of course, has been drones appearing in unwanted airspaces, say above ports, marinas, anchorage or popular waterways.” M.A.D.S. automatically detects, identifies and tracks all drone(s) within its range, and it offers user-configurable and escalating alarms. It constantly scans two frequencies and detects protocols and frequency hopping. The system also has a ‘defeat’ capability so if a real drone threat is established, the system enables a 500m electronic ‘exclusion zone’ to be created around the facility. Should the drone approach this exclusion zone, its’ control/video signal will be blocked, initiating its’ fail-safe mode and forcing it to land or return to its’ operator.
11 Feb 19. Streamlight® Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting and weapon light/laser sighting devices, introduced a laser-equipped model of its popular ProTac® Rail Mount HL-X weapon light. The ultra-bright long-gun light delivers 1,000 lumens, while offering double-switch functionality and an integrated red aiming laser with a unique clamp design to maintain windage and elevation adjustments.
The ProTac Rail Mount HL-X Laser offers the latest in close combat/defense illumination technology for rifles, carbines, and sub-machine guns with MIL-STD-1913 (Picatinny) rails. Its specially designed clamp allows the light to rotate to maintain windage and elevation settings in any mounted position. The new light also features multi-fuel options, including either a USB rechargeable system that uses a Streamlight 18650 USB battery, or a CR123A lithium battery version.
“Tactical, military and other users alike can benefit from the ProTac Rail Mount HL-X Laser’s targeted bright white light and its red aiming laser with adjustable windage and elevation for enhanced accuracy,” said Streamlight President and Chief Executive Officer Ray Sharrah. “It also offers the functionality of double switches, including both a push button tail switch or dual remote pressure switch, to suit user preference.”
The new light uses a high power LED to deliver blinding white light that produces a concentrated beam with optimum peripheral illumination. Featuring high, low and strobe settings, on the high setting, the ProTac Rail Mount HL-X Laser provides 1,000 lumens and 18,200 candela over a beam distance of 270 meters. On low, the light provides 60 lumens and 1,100 candela over a beam distance of 66 meters. The new light also features TEN-TAP® programming that allows user selection of one of three different programs: high/strobe (factory default); high only; or low/high.
The light is powered by either one Streamlight 18650 USB battery or two CR123A lithium batteries. When using an 18650 USB battery, the ProTac Rail Mount HL-X Laser delivers up to 1.5 hours of run time on high and 23 hours on the low setting. With CR123A lithium batteries inserted, the light provides up to one hour and 15 minutes of run time on high and over 20 hours on low.
The ProTac Rail Mount HL-X Laser mounts to a broad range of weapons safely and securely by means of a one-handed, easy on-and-tighten interface that permits users to keep their hands away from the gun muzzle. The light can be operated with either a multi-function, push-button tactical tail cap switch or a dual remote pressure switch with latching push-button. Both switches allow for one-handed operation of the momentary, variable intensity or strobe settings.
Fabricated from 6000 series machined aluminum with a black anodized finish, the light features a high temperature, impact-resistant Boro Float glass lens. It measures 6.56 inches in length, with its weight varying depending on the two battery options. With the CR123A battery, the light weighs 10.3 ounces; it weighs 10.8 ounces with an 18650 USB battery.
The light is IPX4 rated for water-resistant operation. Extensively live fire tested, it features impact-resistant construction and an extensive operating temperature.
Streamlight offers an optional 18650 Battery Charger that can recharge either one or two batteries simultaneously, and permits charging through either AC/DC or USB power sources.
The ProTac Rail Mount HL-X Laser with the 18650 USB battery has an MSRP of $275.00 and includes a rail grabber, pushbutton tail cap switch, remote pressure switch, hardware kit and 22-inch USB cord. The CR123 A lithium battery model has an MSRP of $260.00. The light comes with Streamlight’s Limited Lifetime Warranty.
08 Feb 19. HENSOLDT to show new Sensor Solutions at IDEX 2019. Latest radar and multi-sensor products provide information superiority. HENSOLDT, the leading independent sensor solutions supplier, is presenting its wide range of sensor technologies at this year’s International Defence Exhibition (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi. For the first time, HENSOLDT will present its newly developed PrecISR airborne multifunction radar, as well as the extended portfolio of its Xpeller counter-UAV system. You can obtain further information at the HENSOLDT stand in Hall 9, booth B-18.
“We are interconnecting all essential sensor technologies to provide our customers with information superiority at any time,” said HENSOLDT CEO Thomas Müller. “We thus create the basis for decisions of political leaders and military commanders, while also contributing to the success of a mission and protecting soldiers in operations.”
The software-defined airborne radar named PrecISRTM (derived from ‘precise’, pronunciation: ‘priˈsaiser’) translates latest achievements in active array and digital receiver technology into a scaleable high-performance sensor which can be installed aboard helicopters, UAVs and fixed-wing mission aircraft. Its superior precision and target accuracy make it the sensor of choice for surveillance of large sea and coastal areas against piracy, trafficking or illicit intrusion.
Together with this airborne radar, HENSOLDT is displaying its latest developments in land-based and naval radar. The TRML-4D is a land-based multifunctional radar ensuring rapid detection and tracking of approximately 1,500 targets in a radius of up to 250 km and at an altitude of up to 30 km. It uses the latest AESA radar technology (AESA = Active Electronically Scanned Array), which enables the acquisition of targets after just one rotation of the antenna, thus improving the response time and hit probability. The naval radar TRS-4D belongs to the same product family. It is designed to support anti-air and anti-surface operations. Its rotating antenna combines mechanical and electronic azimuth scanning to achieve fast generation of target tracks. TRS-4D is available both in a rotating variant and another with four fixed arrays. The rotating variant is currently being installed onboard the US Navy’s “Freedom” class Littoral Combat Ships while the non-rotator is delivered to the German Navy’s F125 frigates. It comes together with the SharpEye naval radar which provides the world’s navies and coast guards with surface search, navigation and helicopter control capabilities.
Furthermore, HENSOLDT is presenting its TwInvis passive radar which analyses the echoes of signals from radio or TV stations so as to create a recognised air picture (RAP) within a radius of more than 200 kilometres in real time. Another exhibit to be seen is the Xpeller counter-UAV system, whose mission is to detect small drones so as to protect critical infrastructure, large events or military facilities. In addition, HENSOLDT shows its ARGOS-II HD multi-sensor system to be used for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions from the air. It can be equipped with high resolution HD infrared and daylight cameras as well as with laser rangefinders and laser designators.
The MILDS (Missile Launch Detection System) self-protection sensor for helicopters and wide-body aircraft detects attacking missiles and initiates countermeasures. It is a passive imaging sensor detecting the UV radiation signature of approaching missiles. It enhances considerably the protection against anti-aircraft missiles such as shoulder-fired infrared-guided missiles. It has proven itself in operational use as the standard missile warning device on helicopters and transport/mission aircraft world-wide, including Tiger, NH90, CH-53, CH-47 and C-130.
Blighter® Surveillance Systems (BSS) is a UK-based electronic-scanning radar and sensor solution provider delivering an integrated multi-sensor package to systems integrators comprising the Blighter electronic-scanning radars, cameras, thermal imagers, trackers and software solutions. Blighter radars combine patented solid-state Passive Electronic Scanning Array (PESA) technology with advanced Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) and Doppler processing to provide a robust and persistent surveillance capability. Blighter Surveillance Systems is a Plextek Group company, a leading British design house and technology innovator, and is based at Great Chesterford on the outskirts of Cambridge, England.
The Blighter electronic-scanning (e-scan) FMCW Doppler ground surveillance radar (GSR) is a unique patented product that provides robust intruder detection capabilities under the most difficult terrain and weather conditions. With no mechanical moving parts and 100% solid-state design, the Blighter radar family of products are extremely reliable and robust and require no routine maintenance for five years. The Blighter radar can operate over land and water rapidly searching for intruders as small a crawling person, kayaks and even low-flying objects. In its long-range modes the Blighter radar can rapidly scan an area in excess of 3,000 km² to ensure that intruders are detected, identified and intercepted before they reach critical areas.