Among the systems highlighted at the show: The Dominator® concept, Mini-UAS, solutions for Armored Fighting Vehicles, tactical radio systems, advanced thermal imaging and more.
Elbit Systems will present a vast array of advanced next-generation systems and solutions at the upcoming International Defence Exhibition Bratislava (IDEB), set to take place in Slovakia from 5-7 May, 2010.
The Company’s exhibition booth (B1/227) will be the venue for a wide variety of advanced systems demonstrating leadership in all of its business areas, from tactical radio and communication systems to advanced avionics and electro-optic systems as well as a variety of the Company's UAS displayed in real-size at the outdoor presentation area facing the Company stand. IDEB will be an excellent opportunity for visitors to view displays and presentations of Elbit Systems’ core technologies and cutting-edge solutions.
Land and C4I Systems:
Elbit Systems’ C4I software solutions for the infantry (C4I SW), together with the decades of communications experience of Tadiran Communications, offer extensive, battle-proven expertise for the most intense combat scenarios. It supports planning, situational awareness, target handling, devices connectivity as well as video and map displays. It also provides command and control functionalities for all levels of commands of light infantry forces along with interface to armored units, artillery and close air support. Interfacing and operating with all existing communication equipment, Elbit Systems equips infantry soldiers with highly-advanced, miniaturized high-tech tools mounted on backs or helmets for enhanced situational awareness, quicker response and ultimately increased efficiency in mission performance.
Dominator® Integrated Infantry Combat System (IICS)
Dominator® empowers infantry units with full situational awareness, networking them into integrated information systems. Land warriors can send and receive information in real time, view up-to-the-minute situation pictures (hostile and own forces) on personal displays as well as live video from either external or on body sensors and transmit images and positions back to command units.
The following are part of the Dominator® IICS gear: PDU – Personal Digital Unit- a ruggedized, tactical powerful computer especially designed for the individual infantry warrior. The compact, energy-efficient, computer empowers the soldier with data processing and storage capabilities, includes an integrated GPS and the Integrated Infantry Combat System C2 application, and the TIGER® system. TIGER® (Tactical Intranet Geographic Dissemination in Real-time) enhances real-time decision making at all force levels by unifying all channels, integrating them into one dynamic tactical intranet and creating interest-based, geographic data dissemination. Eyepiece- a high quality display for the C4I picture and live video and built-in LOS (Line Of Sight) sensors, the eyepiece may be mounted on a helmet, on the warrior's vest or as part of the weapon-mounted Fire Control System.
Hand-held Display- a compact portable display, sunlight readable, 5.6" or 8" touch panel screen and operation function keys. This display is designed to display the C2 application and streaming video. MaXess® - Elbit Systems' Advanced broadband Military Wireless LAN supporting live video transmission and reception, based on advanced ad-hoc networking protocols, enabling the land warrior to efficiently close the sensor to shooter loop. Tadiran PRC-710 MB, an advanced, secured multi-band (30-512 MHz), frequency-hopping hand-held radio, covering VHF and UHF tactical bands, facilitates voice and data communications between air, ground and naval forces. Compact and lightweight, the PRC-710 enables communications from the palm of the hand and integrates into C4I systems. Tadiran PNR-500 (Personal Net Radio, 410-450 MHz) is a fully-functioning UHF communicator enabling 3-way conferencing on a single channel. Rugged and software-based, the PNR-500 supports air, sea and ground communications, with its Always Available feature facilitating the delivery of mission-critical messages. The radio can also be used as the wireless unit in Tadiran's vehicular intercom system. VIC-500 Digital Intercom for tanks and other military vehicles is a digital wireless intercom system that links the on-board crew members among themselves as well as with the external world. With this system, each crew member can dismount the vehicle and move on foot unencumbered to a distances of up to 800 meters from the vehicle, while remaining in touch with all of the other mounted or dismounted crew members as well as with other forces and radio stations. The VIC-500’s unique full-duplex conference communicating capability allows two crew members to speak simultaneously, while an unlimited number of personnel listen in, improving coordination and reducing operational errors. Armored Fighting Vehicle Upgrade Systems:
Elbit Systems is a pioneer in Combat Vehicle integrated systems. Its Land and C4I – Tadiran Division, one of the world's largest developers, producers and integrators of such systems, has supplied more than 7,000 systems and sub-systems for new Main Battle Tanks and Light Armored Vehicles as well as for upgrade programs worldwide. Elbit Systems’ development, manufacturing, integration and support capabilities enable it to provide customized solutions for virtually every type of armored vehicle in service worldwide. Its advanced integrated combat systems for armored vehicles are designed to maximize first-round-hit probability, acquire targets at day and night, and increase survivability and protection - even in the harshest conditions.
"LEGATUS" - Light Tactical Reconnaissance Al-Terrain Armored Vehicle integrated on AM General's HMMWV ("Humvee") platform:
"LEGATUS" is equipped with a full protection and detection suit, primarily including the following latest generation systems: second generation 12.7 mm Overhead Remote Control Weapon Station–Medium (ORCWS-M), Mast-mounted Stabilized Observation System, Thermal Driving Camera, GPS Navigation and North Finding System, Digital Crew Intercom, VHF\UHF Radio and, Laser Warning System combined with protective Smoke Grenade Launchers, full spectrum Camouflage Net and other features. It also includes a Life Support System made by Kinetics (a wholly owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems) consisting of a NBC protection system combined with Air Conditioning, Automatic Fire Suppression System. The Humvee's Armor Protection suit is designed and produced by Plasan. Weapon Integrated Battle Management System (WIN BMS) An essential add-on to virtually any combat vehicle's mounted sensor or weapon system, forming well-coordinated battle teams that perform their tasks with optimum speed and precision. WINBMS supports the full spectrum of battalion-and-below tactical units requirements meeting their operational needs, including direct fire engagement and troops maneuvering, indirect fire support, intelligence and logistics. In addition to its combat networking capabilities, this integrating "super" system provides commanders and crewmen with simplified operational man-machine interface, enhanced situational awareness and data communication capabilities. Unmanned Turret Systems and Overhead Remote Control Weapon Stations:
Elbit Systems offers Unmanned Turrets and Remote Control Weapon Stations ranging from 7.62 mm. up to 30 mm. The systems are fully stabilized and designed for optimal integration on-board various platforms with no deck penetration. The lightweight systems have extremely very low silhouette, thus rendering it very effective for armored personnel carriers, AFVs, tanks, tactical vehicles and unmanned ground vehicles. Kinetics Auxiliary Power Unit (APU)
The Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) by Elbit Systems-Kinetics is an add-on integrated Hi-Power System that supports the extensive power demand of Main Battle Tanks (MBT) & Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFV). The system functions as an additional source of energy, supplying power to all onboard systems while enabling silent mode operation of the vehicle’s low noise and thermal signatures. The APU can be installed externally or internally on any military vehicular platform and is tailored according to customer demands. Kinetics Life Support System (LSS)
The Life Support System (LSS) by Elbit Systems-Kinetics is an integrated solution providing NBC/CBRN Protection & Detection & Heating, Ventilation & Air-Conditioning (HVAC) for Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFV). The LSS can also include Fire Suppression System, and its integrated Chemical & Radiation Detectors enable alarm in case of external or internal detection and automatic operation of the NBC/CBRN protection.
Elbit Systems, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Elbit Systems Electro-Optics - Elop Ltd. (Elop), is a globally recognized multidisciplinary electro-optics systems house – incorporating the full range of related technologies and facilities in the areas of Observation and Surveillance Payloads, Space and Airborne IMINT, Lasers, Thermal Imaging, Electro-Optic Countermeasures, Head-Up Displays, Integrated Sights for Ground Forces and Homeland Security. CORAL Hand-held 3-5 µm FPA Thermal Imaging Camera
A high resolution hand held Dual FOV personal Thermal Imaging camera, CORAL is lightweight, easy to operate and provides excellent picture quality. The system’s applications include infantry, scout and perimeter defense missions. It features continuous X1 – X4 electronic zoom. CORAL-LS - Hand-held 3-5 µm FPA Thermal Imaging Camera. Based on the operationally proven CORAL, the CORAL-LS is a thermal imaging camera with integral 1.06µm imaging capability, incorporating a See Spot Camera. Lightweight, compact and equipped with a continuous zoom, the camera is suitable for close air support and forward observers, night sight laser designator units and ground laser designators.
LILY is a new family of lightweight Thermal Imaging Weapon Sights (TWS)_ designed for use by individual infantry soldiers, which provides significant advantages for operations in total darkness and in even the most difficult environmental conditions. LILY significantly contribute to the ability to acquire targets and increase first-hit capability and enables soldiers to more easily discriminate between false and valid targets in rough environmental conditions.
ELISRA – An Elbit Systems Company Counter IED Systems for LIC:
With more than three decades of recognized leading RF solutions, Elisra is a world leader in Counter IED (Improvised Explosive Devices). Elisra's unique, innovative and sophisticated Electronic Jammers Against Bombs (EJAB) family is designed closely with operational units of the IDF, to provide a wide range of combat-tested LIC (Low Intensity Conflicts) uses for today's conflict zones. The EJAB family is offered in several configurations including man-packed, vehicle mounted and portable rolling case versions for use with both military and police forces, and EJAB VIP, a vehicle mounted light, mobile communications jamming system, designed to protect VIP and civilian vehicles. The easily programmable EJAB family of systems is being used on missions with a number of NATO countries. Elisra's UAS Solutions:
Supporting all types of manned and unmanned airborne platforms, applications and uses, Elisra’s systemic solutions are ideal for Intelligence, EW and homeland security applications – including rapid and precise information gathering, targeting, and self-protection. Elisra’s families of advanced ELINT, EW solutions – including weapons systems and electro-optics – support the smooth integration of information dissemination with C4I capabilities – assuring the most effective utilization of fire power.