Tag Archives: ISR

Sneak Preview: S4 Gear ZOOM SVS Smartphone Digiscoping Mount

You can never get enough ISR in today’s battlespace. Large portions of military budgets are expended to improve ISR. The commercial space has not gone unnoticed by hardware and software developers and as a result consumers can develop their own … 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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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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Apache Helicopters Engage Taliban Fighters: The Need To Strengthen C2ISR

This LiveLeak video is an outstanding example on the importance of our rotary wing assets, particularly in asymmetric conflicts. It illustrates the challenges faced by forces as they attempt to coordinate engagements. As the video chronicles, ground forces with visibility of insurgents, unavailable to … Continue reading

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iRobot Receives $12.7 Million Order From The US Army Contracting Command

Eurosatory – iRobot announced  they had received a $12.7 million order from  U.S. Army Contracting Command for 68 model 310 SUGV robots and spares kits. All deliveries will be completed by 31 Aug 2012. The iRobot 310 SUGV is a man-portable robot … Continue reading

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The Vehicle Integration for C4ISR/EW Interoperability (VICTORY)

The Vehicle Integration for C4ISR/EW Interoperability (VICTORY) initiative was news to me and I want to thank Steve Graves, Vice President of Marketing at Acumentrics, for introducing it to me. So, what is VICTORY? The Vehicle Integration for C4ISR/EW Interoperability … Continue reading

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SOFIC 2012 / ISOF 2012 – SpotterRF Makes Its Debut

SpotterRF is a one-of-a-kind item in that it is the only surveillance radar in existence that will fit in a backpack. SoptterRF weighs a mere 3 pounds for the M80 and 4 pounds for the larger M600C model. The radar operates in … Continue reading

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Elbit Kicks Up The ISR Game One More Notch With ENGAGER…

Elbit Systems introduced today, during a media and analysts visit to its subsidiary, Elbit Systems Electro-optics Elop, “ENGAGER”- a new advanced remote reconnaissance gathering system. ENGAGER is designed for day and night operations and is highly suited for missions such as intelligence … Continue reading

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Acoustic Shooter Locating System Now Ready for Market

Rheinmetall AG announced today that its active shooter detection system is ready for prime time. If  it proves to be reliable, the new detection system will add another level of security to the FOB as well as mechanized and foot … Continue reading

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German Army Deploys Carl Zeiss Panoramic Reconnaissance and Surveillance Systems To Protect FOB

Panoramic reconnaissance and surveillance systems by Carl Zeiss Optronics GmbH protect the German forward operating bases (FOBs) in northern Afghanistan. The German army has ordered them to meet immediate deployment requirements. Comparable systems by Carl Zeiss Optronics have monitored the … Continue reading

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SOFIC 2011 – Communicate

In my last SOFIC 2011 post, I touched on the “Understand” component of Adm. Olson’s vision for USSOCOM post Geronimo EKIA. It is at the heart of everything that USSOCOM does but more importantly it is key to meeting our military and … Continue reading

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SOFIC 2011 – Understand

USSOCOM’s charter calls for near surgical precision; requiring that teams have as complete knowledge of their AOR, area of responsibility, as technology will allow. Cultural, language, situational awareness, surveillance and reconnaissance are essential to mission success. The need to understand dictates that USSOCOM … Continue reading

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Vectronix Selected To Supply 1400 MOSKITO, Commander’s Target Locator (CTL), For UK’s FIST Program.

Vectronix MOSKITO CTL Vectronix, of Heerburg Switzerland, designs and manufactures extreme high quality optical ranging devices. I’ve had the opportunity to use a variety of their equipment over the years, and I can say, without reservation, that it leaves the competition … Continue reading

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Sensors and Lasers

A month or two ago, PEO Soldier posted an interesting video on their site, and since sensors and lasers are part of the C4ISR schema that I’ll be talking about throughout the year, I thought it would be appropriate to … Continue reading

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RESET’s RIPR

I first came across RIPR at the SOFIC Conference and was so impressed by it that I referred to it as “having the potential to revolutionize…” I stand by that remark without reservation or modification. RESET’s powered rail, know in … Continue reading

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