Category Archives: ISR

HENSOLDT Optical Units for Germany’s Future Soldier Programme “Infanterist der Zukunft” Part 3

Wetzlar, Germany, 07/07/2017 – HENSOLDT has received another order for the German Bundeswehr’s “Infanterist der Zukunft – Extended System” (IdZ-ES) modernisation programme. The order includes the delivery of the IRV 600 A1 infrared attachment, the NSV 600 night vision attachment, … Continue reading

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MOHOC’s NEW HARDWIRE KIT

When your mission requires constant power supply and/or continuous video stream, the Hardwire Door allows access to the micro USB and micro HDMI ports without exposing the battery and internal components. Tactically configured 90º cables ensure MOHOC remains low profile, … Continue reading

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Chromatra Introduces Existing NVGs to a World of Color at Border Security Expo 2017

Chromatra, innovators in night vision technologies, will be showing the ColorTAC CVA-14 Color Night Vision Adaptor at booth 741 during the 11th annual Border Security Expo in San Antonio, Texas Beverly, Mass. (April 2017)– Chromatra, LLC, the innovator behind the … Continue reading

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MOHOC HELMET CAM HAVE A NEW FIRMWARE UPGRADE

  Updates for both cameras are now available to improve performance and unlock new App features like customizing your WiFi name and password. Firmware is specifically designed for the MOHOC® and MOHOC® IR, so be sure to download the correct … Continue reading

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L3 Will Supply Australian Defence Forces Modernization Technology Including Night Vision Systems

  L-3 Communications announced on 14 Nov 2016 that it has been awarded a contract totaling $208 million by the Australian Defence Force (ADF), under the LAND 53 Phase 1BR program, to deliver soldier modernization technology, including specialized night vision … Continue reading

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MIL SISTEMIKA Integrates Thermoteknix’s TiCAM 1000 LRF Target Locator With Its PERSONAL EYE SYSTEM (PES)

The TiCAM 1000 LRF Target Locator from Thermoteknix is a versatile target acquisition and observation sensor for day and night-time use. The device has a direct-view optical channel for daytime use, a MicroCAM high resolution uncooled thermal imager, laser range … Continue reading

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MASA ANNOUCES NEW CHAIRMAN and CHIEF EXECUTIVE

MASA, a French a global leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI) software, announced the appointment of David Chouraqui, currently Vice-President of TALIS Group (a majority shareholder of MASA), as  Juan-Pablo Torres-Padilla steps down from the position. M. Chouraqui was educated at … Continue reading

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TNVC NVG ADAPTER FOR THE GoPro CAMERA

The TNVC NVG Adapter for GoPro HERO cameras allows you to capture the highest quality night vision video from the operator’s perspective. The TNVC NVG Adapter will attach any HERO model to a night vision goggle with a PVS-14 Eyepiece … Continue reading

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DRONE MAGAZINE

Drone is a new rag printed in the U.K where UAVs are out of the closet in a very big way. Our interest in drones is that they are part of the ISR fabric with a rapidly increasing commercial application. … Continue reading

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BERETTA CONTINUES TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE POWERED RAIL CONCEPT

Developers at Beretta are moving forward with the powered rail concept bringing the company closer to the fully integrated weapon, an ambitious idea the DoD advanced several years ago. I had the opportunity to meet with a representative engineer from … Continue reading

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AT SHOT SHOW 2016 WITH STEINER E-OPTICS

  Just prior to SHOT Show 2016, Steiner announced the new DBAL-A4. We’re not easily impressed but this is an impressive accessory available in both military and commercial specification. There is much to like here readers. The DBAL-A$ provides 4 … Continue reading

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FLIR ANNOUCES THE NEW FLIR SCOUT TK and FLIR TG130 THERMAL CAMERAS

Wilsonville, OR – FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced two compact thermal camera products that will be showcased at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week: the FLIR Scout TK thermal vision monocular and the FLIR TG130 spot thermal camera. … Continue reading

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Steiner Acquires STS AND DIFFRACTION LTD

Steiner officially announces that it has acquired two U.S. companies, the Sensor Systems Division of The O’Gara Group. The group is comprised of Sensor Technology Systems (STS) and Diffraction LTD. For more than 25 years, STS and Diffraction have provided … Continue reading

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NOTICE TO DRONE OWNERS

A number of our readers may operate drones as a tool while conducting training, videography or both. It’s important that you understand and comply with FAA rules and regulation. There are a number of regulations in place. First you can … Continue reading

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MILIPOL 2015 THALES 6W4U CONNECTED SMARTWATCH

Thales has worked with field staff to develop an innovative smartwatch concept. Connected via a secure link to the command center, the 6-Watch For You (6W4U) alerts officers to danger simply by vibrating when an important notification comes in. With … Continue reading

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MILIPOL 2015 DEDRONE DroneTracker

Dedrone is a German Company headquartered in Kassel Germany with U.S. offices in Charleston W.V. The company manufactures DroneTracker, a multi-sensor drone detection system, that is effective against auto-pilot, quiet (glider type) and shape-changed drones and a detection range of … Continue reading

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Personal Eye System (PES) By Mil Sistemika

I finally had a chance to sit-down and write a review on what I think is one of the best Blue Force Tracking, Situational Awareness, C4ISR packages C.O.T.S. on the market. When used with PES Server, this feature rich, easy … Continue reading

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The Angela Nettlefold Memorial Appeal For Careers

  The December issue of BATTLESPACE is a Special Issue commemorating the War in Afghanistan and the men and women who fought in it. All proceeds will be donated to SSAFA in aid of The Angela Nettlefold Memorial Fund for … Continue reading

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Raytheon PhantomIRxr® 17 μm Binoculars

This is not your grandpa’s  binoculars he brought back from Europe at the end of World War II. The folks at Raytheon have come up with a light weight (3.6 lbs.) uncooled thermal binocular that will detect a man sized … Continue reading

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SELEX ES HORIZON HD/SD THERMAL IMAGING CAMERA

Thermal imagine technologies keep getting better and smaller. At this year’s IDEX 2015, Selex ES introduced a new medium wave thermal imager sold as the Horizon Medium Wave Infra-Red (MWIR). The Horizon is sold in either Standard Definition or High … Continue reading

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USSOCOM Wants To Improve On Its DOMEX Capabilities

USSOCOM is seeking to improve its document and media exploitation (DOMEX) capabilities. The primary objective is to develop and acquire technology that can probe a computer or smart device under field conditions. The capabilities sought include: the ability to survey … Continue reading

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Parrot Bebop Drone Available For Pre-Order

Parrot, is best known as the makers of the AR.Drone 2.0 smartphone-controlled mini quadcopter. They have recently added a new model that has peaked my interest. The new addition to the Parrot fleet is called “BeBop.” Whereas previous Parrot drones … Continue reading

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DeerLab And Bushnell Team To Increase A Hunter’s Odds

  Bushnell is a pioneer in trail cam technology. The trail cam allows property owners to install geo referenced cameras throughout their property. These cameras, many of which are wireless, provide the property owner with day and night video and … Continue reading

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Shot Trak HD Gun Camera From American Technologies Network (ATN) Is Now Shipping.

There was considerable scuttle butt about a gun camera under development by American Technologies Network on the Peninsula, more accurately South San Francisco. ATN calls it the Shot Trak HD (High Definition) Camera, and it looks like a winner. The … Continue reading

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Finmeccanica SPYBALL-B and ASIO-B micro and mini UAVs

ASIO-B and SPYBALL-B UAVs are two very cool little UAS from Italian Manufacturer Finmeccanica. Since completion of development and testing these micro and mini UAVs have passed their factory acceptance tests, and are now headed to the Italian Army for … Continue reading

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Elbit Systems Adds New Capabilities To Its Line Of Long-Range Observation, Target Acquisition and Laser Designation Systems

I’ve been following Elbit Systems for a few years now and in that time, I’ve seen continuous innovation and refinement to a product line that ranks as one of the best in the world. At this year’s EUROSATORY, in Paris, … Continue reading

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Exelis Individual Soldier System (ISS)

Let me open by thanking Tim White, Andy Dunn, Mike Meyer and Jorge Petrovic for their time and generosity in taking me through the many systems Exelis is delivering today, all of which play significant roles in Battle Space Management. … Continue reading

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Aurora Flight Science SKATE Small Unmanned Aircraft System

  The last 12 years of uninterrupted action in Iraq and Afghanistan has ushered in a number of technologies touted as force multipliers; however, none are as deserving of the accolade as the Unmanned Arial Vehicle (UAV), but in particular … Continue reading

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BAE’s Q-Warrior Closer To Primetime.

  As battlefield objectives become more specific, the need for precision increases correspondingly. The successful kinetic operation needs a greater level of accuracy if we are to avoid collateral damage, fratricide and maintain the good will of indigenous people. So, … Continue reading

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EOTech X320 Thermal Imager

Going back a few years, I remember being at the Burroughs Range, Ft. Benning GA, hanging out with the NCOIC while they setup FLIR for a night shoot. It was around 01:00 and bone chilling cold so it took a … Continue reading

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SWORD Looks Closer To Prime Time

SWORD, acronym for Sniper (Soldier) Weapon & Observer Reconnaissance Devices will be networkable with the addition of a smart device for display and communications. In its latest rendition, the system will enhance the warfighter’s situational awareness. SWORD is product of … Continue reading

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Deer Trail, CO, Officials Are Asked To Please NOT Shoot Down Drones.

Just when you think you’ve hear it all, you discover that you’re only at the tip of the iceberg. It appears that officials from Deer Trail, CO are contemplating issuing a $25 drone hunting license. They may even post a … Continue reading

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PEO Soldier Provides Overview of NETT Warrior

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iROBOT 110 First Look

  About two years ago, manufacturers began taking a very serious look at man portable miniaturized remotely operated vehicles. Today, we are seeing numerous entries covering aerial, ground and marine environments. … and, they just keep getting smaller! One example … Continue reading

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Snapzoom–Any Smartphone on any Optic

By: Sal Palma There’s no question that tactical application of notepads and smartphones is increasing at a rapid rate. These devices have added layers of capability previously missing from ISR (Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance). The iPhone and iPad, due to … Continue reading

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A Snapshot of Germany’s Bundeswehr Gladius Soldier System

Gladius Soldier System, formerly known as Infanterist der Zukunft (IdZ 2) was developed by Düsseldorf’s Rheinmetall Group. The system integrates command and control (C2) mobility, soldier, weapons and weapon accessories into a seamless and networkable fabric. Gladius has been in … Continue reading

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Russia’s Ratnik “Future Soldier Uniforms” Closer To Implementation.

Following France’s foot steps Russia’s military may soon have a fully integrated soldier system designated Ratnik. Ratnik is a subset of our, now debunked, FCS, Future Combat Systems. This represents a major inflection point in Russia’s approach to its military. … Continue reading

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The 2013 Counterterrorism Calendar

The Holidays have now passed into history. You had a tactical Christmas, and you even received the much coveted Hot Shot Calendar. So, what’s next? Look to the folks at the National Counterterrorism Center. The NCTC has published its 11th … Continue reading

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US Army To Acquire Additional Thermal Weapon Sights From Raytheon

Raytheon announced that it was selected by the U.S. Army to supply thermal weapon sights (TWS). The award has a maximum potential value of $131 million. The contract is not new business, but a three year extension to the existing … Continue reading

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DARPA Is Looking For A Multiband Camera System For Dismounted Soldiers

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) would like to see proposals for advanced helmet-mounted and clip-on camera systems, as part of its pixel network for dynamic visualization (PIXNET) program. The objective is to fuse all sensors, visible, near infrared … Continue reading

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